Peace Corps Office Hours and Advisors

The U-M Peace Corps office is located in the U-M International Center at the Ann Arbor central campus, Student Activities Building (SAB).

Summer 2021

The Peace Corps Office at the University of Michigan will be closed during the Spring/Summer terms and will re-open for the Fall 2021 semester. 

In the meantime, you can reach out to a Peace Corps Recruiter by using the contact information on this page.

We look forward to seeing you, again, in the Fall!

Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program

If you're an undergraduate student who is considering applying for the Peace Corps in the future, we would recommend looking into the Peace Corps Prep certificate. Peace Corps Prep at the University of Michigan will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, you’ll build four core competencies through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support. To find out more:

U-M Peace Corps Office Advisors

Betsy Nash

Peace Corps Recruiter: Betsy served as an Education volunteer in northern Malawi from 2017-2020. In addition to teaching high school English at Eswazini Community Secondary School, Betsy worked with her collegues and traditional leaders to implement and integrate anti-human trafficking curriculums into classrooms. She also assisted in starting a pig husbandry program with community members that has continued to grow. Betsy served as PC Malawi's National Coordinator for Grassroot Soccer, a non-profit organization based out of South Africa that focuses on using soccer and other engaging activities to educate youth on HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, gender equity and personal autonomy. In this role she aided in the planning and facilitation of cross cutting training events for volunteers and their Malawian counterparts and also provided support for volunteers when implementing the GRS program within their own communities. Betsy had plans of serving a fourth year for Peace Corps Malawi as a Response volunteer, however, due to the current state of the world she is now pursuing her Masters of Social Work.

Jess Williams

Peace Corps Recruiter: Jessica is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in China from 2018-2020. As a university English teacher in the small city of Yongchuan, she had a passion for youth development and fostering relationships with students. One of her primary projects was Youth Group, a weekly forum for students to meet and discuss topics such as confidence building, professional development, time management, and healthy relationships. She often invited students over to her apartment to cook dumplings (饺子) and other traditional Chinese dishes. Outside of the Peace Corps, Jessica has worked as an AmeriCorps VISTA and is currently an MPP candidate at the Ford School of Public Policy. She is interested in the intersection of social and international policy, and hopes to continue her involvement in public service to create change and help others.