Peace Corps Prep Program

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The Shippensburg University Peace Corps Prep Program prepares students for international development careers and Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, students must build four core competencies through interrelate coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support.

The Peace Corps Prep Program is open to all undergraduate students on campus. While only United States citizens are eligible to apply to the Peace Corps, the Prep Program is open to students who are permanent residents, non-resident aliens, and undocumented.

Participation in the Peace Corps Prep Program does not guarantee selection into the Peace Corps, but applicants with Prep certification are twice as likely to be hired.

Training and experience in a specific work sector

Foreign Language Skills

Intercultural competence

Professional and leadership development

Meet our Team

Dr. Jonathan Skaff

Director of International Studies 
Co-Director of PC Prep

Phone: 717.477.1907
Email: jkskaf@ship.edu
Office: Mowrey Hall 208

Ms. Victoria Kerr

Director of Career Development
Co-Director of PC Prep
Program Coordinator

Phone: 717.477.1484
Email: VMBuchbauer@ship.edu
Office: Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CUB 108)

Ms. Javita Thompson

Director of First Year Experience and Community Engagement Assistant
Director of PC Prep - Community Engagement/Volunteer Opportunities

Phone: 717.477.1710
Email: JLThompson@ship.edu
Office: Office of Community Engagement
(CUB 221)

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Peace Corps Prep

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA, 17257
United States