About Our Services
The U-M International Center provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan, as well as U-M American students seeking opportunities to study, work, or travel abroad. For information about a specific U-M International Center service area, please contact us at 734.764.9310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student and Scholar Services
Our International Student and Scholar Services team serves as a key resource to the U-M community in the following ways:
International Student and Scholar Health Insurance
The U-M International Center's Health Insurance office administers the University of Michigan mandatory health insurance program for international students and scholars, including providing and processing forms needed for insurance enrollment, changes, and requests for waivers of the insurance requirement. This office also assists students and scholars who have questions or concerns about insurance procedures and filing insurance claims.
Faculty and Staff Immigration Services
Our Faculty and Staff Immigration Services team provides the following services to U-M foreign national employees and departments on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses:
Our office does not provide legal immigration advice. If you need legal immigration advice, we recommend consulting a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Study, Work, and Travel Abroad and Peace Corps
The Education Abroad office provides two primary services: resources and information about study, work, and travel abroad options and information about the Peace Corps. Our study and work abroad services provide information to American students looking to expand their academic and employment knowledge and experience beyond the U.S. Our Peace Corps and travel abroad services provide information to anyone interested in Peace Corps opportunities or seeking information about other countries around the world.
U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program
The International Visitor Leadership Program coordinates programs for current or potential international leaders who have been invited to the U.S. to meet and collaborate with professional counterparts through the International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The University of Michigan is a founding member of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV), has one of only six university-based programs, and hosts approximately 130 international visitors annually. Guided by the background and interests of the international visitor, our International Visitor Leadership Program coordinator plans events that promote intellectual exchange, research and partnerships with U-M departments.
Our International Visitor Leadership Program coordinator also serves as the University of Michigan's official representative to the City of Ann Arbor's Sister City Program, which manages relationships with six sister cities: Tubingen, Germany; Hikone, Japan; Dakar, Senegal; Juigalpa, Nicaragua; Peterborough, Canada; and Belize City, Belize.
Last reviewed: 10/08