Peace Corps Preparatory Program

Do you want to have a global impact? Do you want to change the world one project and one friendship at a time?

Hartwick College has partnered with the Peace Corps to develop a Peace Corps Preparatory Program for the purpose of preparing interested Hartwick students for careers or volunteer service abroad. Ours is one of only a few dozen programs nationwide and the only program in New York State.  The Hartwick PCPrep program allows students to develop skills and gain experiences that will make them more competitive when applying to volunteer with the Peace Corps or for positions with international development organizations.

This program allows Hartwick students the flexibility to pursue both academic and co-curricular experiences that are already embedded in the Hartwick curriculum. This opportunity is available to all academic disciplines at Hartwick College. Students who complete the program requirements will receive a nationally and internationally recognized Certificate of Completion from the Peace Corps.

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In Hartwick’s Peace Corps Preparatory Program, you’ll build these four core competencies:

  • Training & experience in one of six work sectors (education, global health, environment, agriculture, youth in development, or community economic development)
  • Foreign language skills
  • Intercultural competence
  • Professional and leadership development

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Click here to apply to Hartwick’s Peace Corps Prep Program!


Hartwick Peace Corps Prep Student Guide


Program Contacts:

The Office of Global Education


Mark Wolff, Ph.D.
Professor of French
Peace Corps Prep Faculty Advising Coordinator
Chair, Modern Language Department
Coordinator, Global Studies Program
Committee for Off-Campus Study