Does my major have to match a Peace Corps program to be in the Peace Corps Prep Program?

No. With good course planning you can have any major and participate in the Peace Corps Prep Program.

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

We expect this is a serious commitment and working with your PCPP faculty advisor you will track a path toward service. You will also be notified about relevant 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 extracurricular 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 Peace Corps service affect my career?

Peace Corps 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 ?

Sign up here!

You may also contact Elon’s Peace Corps Prep Program Director, Dr. Jennifer Eidum.


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

The Peace Corps’ website has a great FAQ.