University Relations and Communications
MSUB hosts unveiling of Peace Corps Prep Certificate program
Launch event is Thursday, April 26
University Relations and Communications, 657-2266
MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Today at 10 a.m. is a celebration to launch the Peace Corps Prep Certificate program at Montana State University Billings. It will be held in room 205 of the Liberal Arts building.
This is the first time the program has been offered in eastern Montana. Following
the program launch, there will be a student information session. Campus and the public
are invited to attend the celebration.
MSUB has partnered with the Peace Corps to offer a Peace Corps Prep certificate program
for undergraduate students. The program, now in effect, prepares students for service
in the Peace Corps and sets students up to be successful intercultural leaders after
This program is a great way to increase international awareness and prepare students
for international development opportunities with the Peace Corps, nongovernmental
agencies, governmental agencies, or international businesses.
When students go abroad with the Peace Corps, they increase the international footprint
of the state, and the global experiences they bring back prepare them for rewarding
careers in the global marketplace and add value to the economy and home communities.
The program is centered on building student competencies in sector-specific skills,
foreign language proficiency, intercultural competence, professional savvy, and leadership.
Students who incorporate the program into their curriculum will have hands-on experiences
and professional development opportunities integrated in their coursework.
After completing the program, students will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps
and a competitive advantage when applying for Peace Corps service.
MSUB is one of nearly 100 Peace Corps Prep partner schools across the country and
has over 100 alumni who have participated in the Peace Corps.
Students or others interested in learning more about the program, can visit the MSUB website.