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Work Abroad

Working abroad offers opportunities for in-depth cross-cultural experience, personal development, expanding your knowledge of a foreign language, and preparing you for a future in a global society.

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  • UM-Based Programs

    The annual International Opportunities Fair, international careers panel discussions, and the Michigan International Internship & Service Program (MIISP).

  • Intern/Research

    Information and resources to help you find, fund and make the most of an international internship or research experience.

  • Volunteer/Service

    Short and longer-term volunteer and service-learning opportunities.

  • Paid Short-Term Work

    Work permit and work placement programs that offer options for shorter-term work abroad.

  • Teach

    Information about teaching English abroad as well as additional option for experienced and certified teachers.

  • Field-Specific Opportunities

    Work, internship and volunteer options in specific fields (engineering, law, social work, government, etc.).

  • Language-Specific Opportunities

    Work, internship and volunteer options for French, Spanish and German speakers.

  • Funding for Internships & Research Abroad

    U-M and external funding sources, plus advice on preparing applications for funding.


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Last reviewed: 09/13