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Internationally engaged scholars
USU International Community-Engaged Scholars

Program requirements: 

International Community-Engaged Scholars will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service.  To accomplish this, you’ll build four core competencies through your Community Engaged Learning (CEL) coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development.

The four competencies are:

  1. Training and experience in a Peace Corps focus area
  2. Foreign language skills
  3. Intercultural competence
  4. Leadership development


In addition to the general Community-Engaged (CE) Scholars program requirements, International CE Scholars will:

  • Meet with Peace Corps recruiter and identify program focus area:
  • Education
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
  • Youth Development
  • Community Economic Development
Apply their Independent Capstone (50 hours min) to a Peace Corps focus area


Develop Foreign Language Skills: Strong Intermediate Proficiency
This typically means completion of two 200-level courses

Note: If you are a strong native speaker and want to serve in a country that speaks your language, you can skip this requirement


Complete USU 2160: Leadership in International Service (CEL)

International Community Engaged Scholars must take this course as one of their 3 CEL courses.  Students will be given the opportunity to apply the principles of Fair Trade Learning while engaging in community-driven international service.



Must have at least four (4) fall or spring semesters remaining before graduation.
Both to be eligible and to complete the program, students must be in good academic standing (minimum grade point average of 3.0). All CEL courses must be passed with a B or higher. 

Demonstrated commitment to international service