About LSU Peace Corps Prep Program

Develop long-term career skills and engage in your community at home and abroad with the Peace Corps Prep program!

The LSU Peace Corps Prep program allows LSU undergraduates to build the following four core competencies, integrating classes with service-learning field experiences and professional development.

  • Sector-specific skills
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Intercultural competence
  • Professional savvy and leadership

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps—and a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service.

The Peace Corps Prep program is not a major or minor at LSU.  Completing the Peace Corps Prep program helps students get accepted into Peace Corps Service, but it does not guarantee acceptance as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  

Questions about the program may be directed to Mark Schafer, the LSU Peace Corps Prep Program Advisor at mschaf1@lsu.edu.

About the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad on behalf of the United States to work with communities and create lasting change. Volunteers develop sustainable solutions to address challenges in education, health, community economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their Peace Corps experience, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today's global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, more than 230,000 Americans of all ages have served in 141 countries worldwide. For more information, visit peacecorps.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


LSU Peace Corps Prep Program Advisor
Mark J Schafer
215 Martin Woodin Hall

LSU Peace Corps Recruiter
Bill Bridgeford

Learn more about the United States Peace Corps!

Peace Corps: Who We Are

LSU Peace Corps Prep:
Make the Most of Your World