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.

  • Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEU) Short-term (around 4 weeks) intercultural, summer service projects. Participation involves a year-long commitment through coursework that counts for academic credit.
  • 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 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 Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives at U-M's Ross School of Business offers global business courses, international internship programs, and semester exchange programs to U-M undergraduates from all schools and colleges. Also offers global business courses and exchange programs to MBA students.

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

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,
Global REACH

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
Marionette Cano

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
Galleria Building
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.