Peace Corps Prep Application Form

Thank you for your interest in Peace Corps Prep at the Colorado School of Mines, the first such program in the State of Colorado. This certificate program is open to all Mines students, including international scholars.

Peace Corps Prep is a way to gain focused international-development skills in preparation for a career working abroad. Peace Corps Prep graduates are historically accepted into the Peace Corps at a rate three times that of non-Prep students. And the program is valuable even for those who won't join the Peace Corps but who want to work in an international or multicultural context after graduation.

Please take a look at our student guidePDF versionText only version, then complete the following form to the best of your ability. And, yes, the form may be confusing at times. But we're here to help. Contact us if you have questions. Once you have submitted your form, we'll be in touch to fine tune it if necessary.

Let's get started!



CONTACT INFORMATION
* Name:
* Today's Date:
* Local Phone Number:
* Mines Email Address:
Major(s):
Minor(s):
Expected Graduation (Month and Year):
Cumulative GPA:

1. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE IN A SPECIFIC PEACE CORPS WORK SECTOR
Please select the general Peace Corps sector currently of most interest to you. Note that actual Peace Corps assignments are based on local needs, and thus may or may not align seamlessly with your qualifications. Flexibility is the key to the Peace Corps experience! (Here are descriptions of the different sectors.)
Agriculture
Community Economic Development
Education
Environment
Health
Youth in Development

a. Coursework. List the number and name of three courses that you plan to take that are related to the Peace Corps sector you have specified. (The courses you include here may change, but it's good to start with a plan.)
Course/Semester+Year:
Course/Semester+Year:
Course/Semester+Year:
b. Hands-on experience in that same sector (must total 50+ hours). Describe what you plan to do. This may include volunteer work, related internships, or similar activities.

2. FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS
Most Peace Corps assignments have no language prerequisite. But skills in any language are a plus, so let us know if you are studying or already know a language.

Note: Peace Corps volunteer placement in Spanish-speaking countries requires two 200-level Spanish courses or equivalent. Placement in French-speaking countries requires one 200-level course in any Romance language, or equivalent.

If you know or intend to learn a foreign language, please list which one(s):

If applicable, list the two most advanced foreign-language courses you plan to take:
Course #1/Semester+Year:
Course #2/Semester+Year:
Or describe your alternative learning process (e.g., native speaker, or extracurricular language study with organizations like Alliance Francaise).

3. INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE
List three classes you plan to take that have a significant cross-cultural component, such as Cultural Anthropology, area studies, international service-learning classes, or related coursework.

Course #1/Semester+Year:
Course #2/Semester+Year:
Course #3/Semester+Year:

4. PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
a. Professional résumé feedback: When do you plan to meet with your Peace Corps Prep coordinator for a one-on-one résumé review? (Normally this would be early in your final year at Mines.)
b. Professional interview preparation: When do you plan to meet with Peace Corps Prep coordinators for an interview workshop? (Again, this would normally be early in your final year at Mines.)
c. Describe a leadership experience you intend to pursue at Mines: For example, leading a work or volunteer project, serving on the board of a student organization, or organizing a campus event.
* VIRTUAL SIGNATURE. Please type your name in ALL CAPS to signify a virtual signature of this document.

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