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    Oct 07, 2022  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

Peace Corps Prep (Undergraduate Certificate)


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Admission to the Program


Open to students enrolled in the International Studies (BA)  program or the International Studies (Minor)  program with at least first-semester sophomore standing or equivalent.

Certificate Requirements


  • 25 credit hours with grades of C or better
  • Additional recommended coursework compatible with Peace Corps work sectors is available across the university and can be discussed with an academic advisor
  • Compliance with all regulations for a certificate (Undergraduate Academic Regulation 10.3 )

Course Requirements


Intercultural Competence AU Experience I (1.5 credit hours)


Complete 1.5 credit hours from the following:

Intercultural Competence AU Experience II (1.5 credit hours)


Complete 1.5 credit hours from the following:

Intercultural Competence Foundational Experience (6 credit hours)


Thematic Areas (9 credit hours)


Complete the following:

  • 3 credit hours from a gateway course
  • 6 credit hours at or above 300-level from that thematic area

Environmental Sustainability and Global Health (V)


Global Inequality and Development (D)


Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture (I)


Community Service-Learning Project (1 credit hour)


Internship (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following within the same sector as the chosen thematic area:

Foreign Language (3 credit hours)


  • 3 credit hours in one modern foreign language at or above the Intermediate II level

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