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U-M Study Abroad Offices and Programs
Students who are looking for a U-M program should start with M-Compass. M-Compass acts as a search engine for all UM sponsored programs for the following UM departments and colleges:
- CGIS (Center for Global and Intercultural Study)
- U-M School of Art and Design
- U-M College of Engineering
- U-M School of Kinesiology
- U-M School of Nursing
- Ross School of Business
For all U-M global opportunities please see Global Michigan and the following offices:
U-M Resource Offices
U-M Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS)
G155 Angell Hall
435 S. State St.
The Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) provides global learning opportunities to the University of Michigan community. U-M students in all schools and colleges are welcome to apply. Most UM-awarded financial aid may be used toward program costs.
CGIS offers four programs Michigan Global Academic Programs, Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates, Spring/Summer Language Study, and Global Course Connections.
- Michigan Global Academic Programs Study abroad programs that take place during the academic year. LSA Students can earn Michigan in-residence credit for their coursework.
- Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU) Short-term (around 4 weeks) intercultural, summer service projects. Participation involves a year-long commitment throug coursework that counts for academic credit.
- Spring/Summer Language Study students complete their third and fourth term language requirement by living with a host family and/or participate in an internship/volunteer. Half term program.
- Global Course Connections Students enroll for selected courses on campus in the winter or fall terms and then travel (2-4 weeks) with classmates to a field site where they can put into practice or experience what they have learned.
U-M International Center's Education Abroad Office
1500 Student Activities Building
515 E. Jefferson Street
Resource office for U-M students in all schools and colleges. The Education Abroad Office acts as a clearinghouse of information about study opportunities through U-M, in addition to “outside” programs through other universities and organizations. Undergraduate and graduate student peer advisors can share their first-hand perspective on studying in many different countries.
U-M International Institute
School of Social Work Building
1080 South University, Suite 2660
International Institute and its Area Studies Centers
The Areas Studies Centers offer coursework for undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as lectures, workshops, performances, films, and on-campus events. Each Area Studies Center offers e-mail announcements of their events, and information on funding and job opportunities specific to that Center's region.
The International Institute offers scholarships for U-M undergraduate and graduate students. These include the prestigious Fulbright Fellowships that are available to graduating seniors, graduates and graduate students.
LSA Department-Specific Study Abroad Opportunities
Programs for Specific U-M Schools and Colleges
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
2150 Art and Architecture Building
2000 Bonisteel Blvd
International opportunities for UM students in architecture, planning and urban design.
U-M School of Art and Design
Office of International Engagement
1004 Art & Architecture Building
For U-M School of Art and Design Students only.
U-M Ross School of Business
International Business Education and Research (CIBER) 734.936.3917
U-M's Ross School of Business offers study abroad exchanges for U-M students enrolled in the BBA and MBA programs. Also offers international internship programs for undergraduate students in all schools and colleges.
U-M College of Engineering, International Programs in Engineering
245 Chrysler Center
For U-M students in the College of Engineering only. The U-M College of Engineering sponsors engineering study abroad programs in many locations worldwide for U-M engineering undergraduates and graduate students.
U-M Ford School of Public Policy,
Global Engagement at the Ford School
For U-M Public Policy Students only
U-M School of Kinesiology
Go Global! Center for Global Opportunities in Kinesiology
2110 Observatory Lodge
Contact Jan Afonoso firstname.lastname@example.org
For U-M School of Kinesiology Students only.
U-M Law School, Center for International and Comparative Law
300D Legal Research
For U-M students in the Law School only. The U-M Law School offers study abroad and externship abroad programs for U-M students enrolled in the Law School. See MLawGlobal for further information.
U-M Medical School,
1301 Catherine Street
5113 Med Sci, SPC 5611
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
For U-M students in the Medical School only
U-M School of Music Theater & Dance
For U-M students in the SMTD only. Study exchange and study abroad programs though the SMTD
U-M School of Nursing
Leslie Davis, Office of Global Outreach
400 North Ingalls, Suite 4320
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482
For U-M students in the School of Nursing only
U-M School of Public Health,
Global Health at SPH
Chinyere Neale, Global Health Program
1415 Washington Heights, #1828
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
For U-M Public Health students only
U-M School of Social Work, Office of Global Activities
Katie Lopez, LLMSW
1080 S. University, Room 3751
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
For U-M Social Work students only
Check with your college, school, or department to see if it offers student opportunities for study, research, internships not mentioned here. Opportunities are also available through the University of Michigan Flint and Dearborn campuses.
Global Health Programs
U-M Center for Global Health
1214 S. University, 2nd Floor, Suite C
The Center for Global Health (CGH) is an interdisciplinary office focusing on the promotion of global health and reducing healthcare inequalities. CGH offers a Student Associate program to all full-time undergrad, graduate, and medical students who are interested in global health. Benefits include opportunities for collaboration with faculty engaged in global health research, as well as access to funding to support global health activities abroad.
U-M Center for Human Growth and Development-The Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program
300 N. Ingalls Building, 1007SW
Offers fully-funded research experiences abroad in Chile, China, Ghana, Jamaica, Mongolia, South Africa, and Uganda for undergraduates and graduate/medical students. Socially or economically disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Research focus is on biomedical or behavioral topics related to child health development. The application deadline for summer placements is in November.
Last reviewed: 05/15