Peace Corps

FAQ about the Peace Corps Prep Program at Elon

Do you need to be a Public Health or an ENS major to participate in the program?

No. With good course planning you can have any major and participate in the PCPP.

What is expected of me if I sign up for the PCPP?

We expect this is a serious commitment and working with your PCPP director you will track a path toward service. You will be placed on a list serve for course updates, social and informative PCPP gatherings and opportunities and Peace Corps announcements.

What counts toward the experiential part of the program?

Study abroad, Periclean Scholars, Internships and other extracurriculiar activities you are doing already count towards the experiential portion of the program. Check with the director of the PCPP to get your experience to count!

Will the PCPP ensure that I get into the Peace Corps?

PCPP does give you a competitive edge, but there aren't any guarantees.

What is the time commitment?

There is no major time commitment, just the experiential requirement, which you’re probably already doing, and the required courses. 

Will the PCPP be automatically tracked via the Elon audit process?

Not currently. But the requirements can be downloaded so they can be reviewed with your faculty advisor.

Will the PCPP show up on my transcript?

Not currently. But you will receive a certificate directly from the Peace Corps.

How will PC Service affect my career?

PC service is a gateway to international work, including USAID, State Department and NGOs. PC service is also highly recognized for its development of valued work and personal skill sets that can be an edge in all types of employment.

How can I sign up and who can I contact if I have any questions ?

Steve Moore, Director of the PCPP at Elon, and the Agriculture and Environment Peace Corps Service areas
Cynthia Fair,  Director of the Global Health Service area

Where can I find answers to general questions about the Peace Corps?

The Peace Corps' website has a great FAQ.