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Foreign Language Skills


Working across cultures often entails verbal and nonverbal languages distinct from your own.  Building foreign language skills is a key component of the Peace Corps Prep program. Requirements vary by language and your desired Peace Corps volunteer placement site.

Where would you like to serve?  Peace Corps Prep minimum course requirements align with those needed by applicants to the Peace Corps itself, which vary by linguistic region.



Note: If you are a strong native speaker and want to serve in a country that speaks your same language, please discuss this with your Peace Corps Prep Coordinator.