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Peace Corps Fellows Programs

International Studies

If you're a returned Peace Corps volunteer who enrolls in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, we'll automatically accept you into the Korbel RPCV Fellows program.

You can learn more about our top-ranked school of international studies—including prominent alumni, such as former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Army Chief of Staff General George Casey—by visiting the Korbel School website.


Returned volunteers admitted to the Korbel School are automatically enrolled in the Peace Corps Fellows program, RPCVs are also eligible for any other merit or need based scholarships available from the Korbel School. 

All Peace Corps fellows get the following benefits:

  • A $5000 tuition scholarship
  • The language proficiency requirement for Korbel is waived

A fact sheet on the Fellows program provides additional details.  

The Practicum

Peace Corps fellows must also complete a 75-hour practicum that addresses the needs of underserved communities within the United States or its territories. This practicum may be paid or unpaid, and can be completed at any pace. 

RPCVs may also complete a separate internship anywhere they choose. Many fellows choose to do their practicum in Denver during the school year and then complete a separate internship during the summer.