Program Benefits

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Program Benefits

The Mines Peace Corps Prep program will help you become a better global citizen -- and a highly competitive candidate for Peace Corps volunteer service.

For those who choose this route, serving as a Peace Corps volunteer after graduation allows you and your community to pursue sustainable community development projects together. It is often a transformative experince for volunteer and local people alike.


  • Join a community of Mines students, staff, and faculty passionate about international sustainable community development.
  • Develop specific skills needed to pursue your interests abroad.
  • Get advice from development professionals on the most useful classes you can take at Mines.
  • Practice and develop leadership skills through service learning, volunteer work, or internships. (Working on sustainable-development projects with Mines Without Borders is one great way to get started. Join MWB by signing into OrgSync and picking the club from the Organizations list.)
  • Make yourself a highly competitive applicant for Peace Corps volunteer positions -- or in government and industry generally.
  • Receive a certificate and recognition on your transcript as an official Mines Peace Corps Prep graduate.


  • A chance to have a significant impact helping people in developing countries solve problems they identify.
  • An opportunity to be transformed by the people you meet and become a citizen of the world.
  • An immersive, all-expenses-paid volunteer experirence.
  • Some of the best technical, language, and cultural training available anywhere.
  • Membership in a community of 225,000 returned Peace Corps volunteers (and counting) who are still making a difference.

See the links at right for specific benefits you will receive as a Peace Corps volunteer.


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