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    Oct 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

UNT Peace Corps Prep Certificate


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UNT’s Peace Corps Prep Certificate prepares students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service in one of the following Peace Corps Work Sectors:  

  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
  • Youth in Development, or
  • Community Economic Development.  

To accomplish this, students will build four core competencies:

  1. Training and experience in a work sector
  2. Intercultural competence
  3. Professional and leadership development, and
  4. Foreign language skills (optional).

Students create an ePortfolio to synthesize and reflect upon their UNT Peace Corps Prep experiences.

Requirements


  1. Nine advanced semester credit hours aligned with Peace Corps Training and Experience work sector in consultation with the advisor.
  2. Nine hours of Intercultural Competence courses: 3 hours from the list of Core Intercultural Competence courses and 6 additional hours from the list of Elective Intercultural Competence courses. Additional courses may be approved in consultation with the advisor.
  3. Professional and Leadership Development: Resume, Interview Preparation, and participation in a “significant” leadership experience (coordinated in conjunction with the Career Center & Center for Leadership and Service).
  4. At least 50 hours of hands-on volunteer/service learning/internship experience in same work sector (coordinated in conjunction with the Career Center & Center for Leadership and Service). Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program or international volunteer work to meet some of these requirements.

Intercultural Competence, 9 hours


Elective Intercultural Competence courses


6 additional hours from:

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