Formerly, the University of Michigan School of Social Work (SSW) in conjunction with Peace Corps offered the Master's International (MI) program until the program was retired in 2016. Despite Peace Corps' retirement of the MI program, the SSW is continuing to offer students interested in international service the option to incorporate Peace Corps service into their MSW program. MSW applicants must apply to the U-M School of Social Work first and upon acceptance can apply to the Peace Corps. Masters International Volunteer Program students are not guaranteed acceptance into Peace Corps.
MSW students interested in the Masters International Volunteer Program must select the Global Social Work pathway. Masters International Volunteer Program students serve in countries all around the world and may choose to serve in any of the Peace Corps sectors that they see will best fit their interest. Peace Corps Volunteer Openings are updated quarterly for prospective applicants to look at current volunteer openings.
The Masters International Volunteer Program will further enhance learning and skills by giving students an option to complete 27 months of significant international experience while completing their MSW degree.
* Financial aid awards for Masters International Volunteer Program students will be disbursed in the term(s) after successful completion of Peace Corps service.
A School of Social Work financial aid application for merit-based aid must be submitted for eligible participants to receive the Masters International Volunteer Program financial award. If you submitted the financial aid application as a part of your MSW online application do not submit a duplicate copy.
Applicants to the Masters International Volunteer Program are eligible for a variety of competitive and need-based grants, scholarships and loans available to all MSW applicants. For more information on financial support from the School of Social Work, refer to Current Grants and Scholarships.
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