U-M Students

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Letter From The Dean

The University of Michigan offers a wonderful range of academic programs for its students and among these is the opportunity for global study through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study. As Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, I strongly support global education and recommend that students take advantage of the experience as part of their U-M education.

Global study through CGIS is integral to the LSA curriculum, and its programs are of a comparable academic rigor to courses offered here in Ann Arbor. Students who enroll in its programs earn credits which automatically count towards their U-M degree and can be used to satisfy various academic requirements.

I urge you, if you have not already done so, to encourage your son or daughter to consider global study while at U-M. It is an experience that enriches a student's years at Michigan and one which remains with the student for a lifetime.

   Terrence J. McDonald
   Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
   Professor of History
   Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts