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 program is open to all Mines students.

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 seven times that of typical applicants. 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 guide, 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

  • 1. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE IN A SPECIFIC PEACE CORPS WORK SECTOR

  • 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.)
  • 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 #1/Semester+Year
    Course #2/Semester+Year
    Course #3/Semester+Year
  • 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.
  • Course #1/Semester+Year:
    Course #2/Semester+Year:
  • For instance, maybe you're a native speaker, or doing extracurricular language study with organizations like Alliance Francaise.
  • 3. INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE

  • For instance, 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

  • 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 semester at Mines.)
  • When do you plan to meet with Peace Corps Prep coordinators for an interview workshop? (Again, this would normally be early in your final semester at Mines.)
  • For example, leading a work or volunteer project, serving on the board of a student organization, or organizing a campus event.
  • Please type your name in ALL CAPS to signify a virtual signature of this document.
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