Office of International Programs
G513 Michigan Union
Dr. Carol W. Dickerman, Director
The Office of International Programs administers University of Michigan
academic year and summer study abroad programs in countries throughout the
world. It also provides academic advising regarding official University
of Michigan programs, formal matriculation at foreign institutions, and
study abroad opportunities sponsored by other colleges and universities.
Students interested in earning credit toward a degree in the College
by participating in a study abroad program should study carefully the material
on the College's "Residence Policy" in Chapter IV and on "Non-LS&A
Course Work" in Chapter III.
Programs Abroad Sponsored and Administered by the University of Michigan
All of the programs listed in this section earn in-residence credit.
Students who attend University of Michigan programs are guaranteed that
all course work taken abroad will appear on their academic record and will
be calculated into their grade point average. (Grades for the programs at
British universities will be recorded but not calculated into the G.P.A.)
Applicants for these programs should have a good academic record (3.0
G.P.A. is recommended). Programs involving enrollment in regular classes
at foreign universities require junior or senior standing by the time the
program begins. Students who qualify for financial aid through the University
may apply this aid to any in-residence program. In addition, some scholarships
are available through the Office of International Programs. Except as noted,
students should contact the OIP, G513 Michigan Union, for further information.
Academic Year in Aix-en-Provence, France. This program is jointly
sponsored with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Students take regular
courses at the University of Aix-Marseille and may elect from a broad spectrum
of courses in the humanities and social sciences. Competence in French is
essential; completion of French 235 or its equivalent is recommended.
The University of Michigan Programs at British Universities. By
virtue of formal agreements with the London School of Economics; the University
of St. Andrews; Corpus Christi College, Oxford University; and the Universities
of Essex, Sussex, and York, a limited number of University of Michigan students
are admitted each year to regular studies at these universities. Students
may study for a full academic year at any of these schools; Essex, St. Andrews,
Sussex and York will also admit our students for the Winter term only.
Academic Year in Santiago, Chile. Jointly sponsored with the
University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
the program enrolls students in the Universidad Catolica in Santiago. Students
may elect courses from the full range of offerings at the Universidad. Because
the seasons are reversed in Chile, the academic year begins in March and
continues through December. Students may attend for a full year or the term
beginning in March. Competence in Spanish is essential; five semesters of
college-level Spanish or the equivalent are recommended.
Academic Year in Quito, Ecuador. Students from the University
of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Milwaukee enroll
in classes at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Quito, choosing from
among the full range of course offerings at that university. The academic
year runs from October to June.
Comparative Andean Study. By choosing to spend the first semester
in Quito, Ecuador, (October-January) and second semester in Santiago, Chile,
(February-July) students may study in two Latin American countries and thus
gain a comparative perspective on the national identities and cultures that
have emerged since colonial times.
Academic Year in China. Students may elect to spend fall semester
at Beijing Normal University or the full academic year at Beijing University.
Administered by the University of California, both options offer intensive
language training, a wide range of humanities and social science courses,
and supervised independent study.
Academic Year in Florence, Italy. This program, housed in the
Villa Corsi-Salviati in Sesto Fiorentino, is sponsored in conjunction with
the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Students may enroll for either Fall
or Winter term or both. The program offers courses in Renaissance art and
cultural history; studio art; Italian culture, politics and civilization;
and Italian language and literature. Except for Italian language courses,
instruction is in English. Instructors are University of Michigan and University
of Wisconsin faculty as well as local Florentine professors.
Junior Year in Freiburg, Germany. This program is sponsored in
conjunction with Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Students attend regular classes at the University of Freiburg and have access
to a wide variety of liberal arts courses offered at the university. Competence
in German is essential; completion of four semesters of college-level German
or its equivalent is required.
Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan. This undergraduate
program is sponsored by a consortium of nine American universities, including
The University of Michigan. Developed in cooperation with the University
of Kyoto, the Kyoto Center offers an academically challenging year-long
program of study in Japanese language and culture. A $7500 scholarship is
The Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Shiga, Japan. The
JCMU offers semester and academic year undergraduate courses for University
credit in beginning, intermediate, and advanced Japanese language as well
as area studies courses on Japanese society and culture. The program awards
partial scholarships of $5000 for most students.
The University of Michigan - University of Tokyo Exchange Program.
New for 1996-97, this exchange will enable two Michigan undergraduates
to study Japanese language and culture for an academic year. Instruction
is in English and there are no course prerequisites. Japanese government
scholarships cover round-trip airfare and in-country living costs.
The University of Michigan - Kyushu University Exchange Program.
Beginning in October 1995, up to eight Michigan undergraduates will
spend an academic year taking courses in Japanese language and area studies
at this national university in southern Japan. Japanese government scholarships
provide for round-trip airfare and in-country living costs.
The University of Michigan - Ewha Womans University Exchange Program.
Beginning in March 1995, two University of Michigan students may attend
Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, for a semester or full academic
year. In return, two students from Ewha will enroll at Michigan. Prior knowledge
of Korean language is not required, but preference will be given to those
students whose preparation indicates an interest in the area.
The University of Michigan - Yonsei University Exchange Program.
This new exchange permits up to seven University of Michigan students
to study at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, during the academic year.
Prior knowledge of Korean language is not required, but preference will
be given students whose preparation demonstrates an interest in the area.
The University of Michigan - University of Lausanne Exchange Program.
The University of Lausanne will accept two students each year from the
University of Michigan to any of its faculties and schools while enrolling
two of its own students at Michigan. Michigan students must demonstrate
sufficient command of French (at least five terms of college-level French
or its equivalent) to function independently in Lausanne. Students will
receive a small stipend toward living expenses in Lausanne.
Academic Year in Seville, Spain. This program is sponsored in
conjunction with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Students take regular courses at the University of Seville or at the program
center; course offerings cover the full range of liberal arts disciplines.
Students may enroll for the full academic year or for Winter term only.
Competence in Spanish is essential; completion of five semesters of college-level
Spanish or its equivalent is required.
The University of Michigan-University of Tübingen Exchange Program.
Each year two University of Michigan students enroll directly at the
University of Tübingen, while two other students come here from Tübingen.
After a special refresher course, students will register for a full year's
courseload at the University. It is recommended that students have completed
at least five semesters of college-level German.
The University of Michigan-University of Turku Exchange Program.
The University of Turku will accept a limited number of University of
Michigan students each year who wish to pursue study in such fields as Baltic,
Eastern European, or Nordic studies. Although previous knowledge of Finnish
or other appropriate languages is not required, preference will be given
to students whose academic preparation, including language courses, indicates
an interest in the region.
The University of Michigan - University of New South Wales Exchange
Program. Newly established, an exchange agreement with the University
of New South Wales in Sydney provides Michigan students with the opportunity
to study at one of Australia's newer and highly regarded universities for
a full year or a single term. Although its traditional strengths lie in
the social sciences and technical fields, UNSW offers excellent courses
in virtually every area of the liberal arts and sciences.
The University of Michigan - University of Western Australia Exchange
Program. This exchange with the University of Western Australia in Perth
permits two Michigan students to study in Australia for either the full
academic year (beginning in February) or a single term. Ranked one of the
best Australian universities, UWA offers a full range of courses in the
arts, social sciences, and the natural and physical sciences.
American Collegiate Consortium (ACC) for East-West Cultural and Academic
Exchange. Students with advanced level competence in Russian may study
for one semester or a full year at specialized programs at selected Russian
universities in Yaroslavl, Voronezh, and Vladivostok.
Armenian Language Summer Institute in Yerevan. This program is
open to all College and University undergraduate and graduate students who
wish to acquire or improve their knowledge of western Armenia. It offers
extensive language instruction and the special experience of living and
learning in Armenia. Apply to the Armenian Studies Program/Summer Institute,
216 Lane Hall (764-6381).
Summer Program in Saint-Malo, France. After a brief introduction
to Paris and the Loire valley, students travel to Saint-Malo in Brittany
for formal French-language instruction. Students enroll in one four-credit
course, taught by UM instructors, and in appropriate-level courses in conversation
and practical French taught by instructors at the Cours Universitaire d'Eté
de Saint-Malo. Students earn a total of seven credits for the program.
Summer Program at St. Peter's College, Oxford University, Great Britain.
Students select course work in either Medieval and Renaissance Studies or
Environmental, Urban, and Regional Studies and earn six to eight credits
for their six-week program of study. All courses are taught by St. Peter's
Summer Program in London. Sponsored in association with the Bloomsbury
Centre, this program offers upper-level courses in modern British drama,
politics, and literature. Students earn eight credits during the six-week
Summer Program in Dublin. Housed at Trinity College, Dublin,
this program focuses on Ireland's history, politics, and culture. A core
course provides students with an introduction to Irish studies, while a
second course is a more detailed investigation of Irish literature or history.
Students earn six credits for the six-week program.
Summer Program in Florence, Italy. This six-week program offers
courses in Renaissance art and architecture, Italian culture and civilization,
and Italian language and literature. Except for Italian language courses,
instruction is in English.
Summer India Site Seminar. This program, which focuses primarily
on art history, affords students the opportunity to study the history, art
and archaeology of western India. Students will visit sites in the Bombay
area, in the Western Ghats, and Ellora and Aurangabad.
Summer Program in Jamaica. Affiliated with the University of
West Indies, this program introduces students to Jamaica's rich historical
tradition, its present culture and cultural tradition, and its political
evolution to the present day. The five-week program is administered jointly
by the Center for Afro-American and African Studies and the Office of International
Summer Program in Madrid and Barcelona. After a four-day orientation
program in Madrid, students travel to Barcelona, where they enroll in Spanish
language and culture courses taught by UM instructors. Students can also
expect to advance their knowledge of Spanish through homestays and intercambios
with Spanish students.
Uppsala University International Summer Session. Students may elect
to attend the summer session for two, four, or eight weeks. Courses are
designed to provide participants the opportunity to learn Swedish, and to
introduce students to the cultural, political, and social life of Sweden.
Other Programs Abroad in which the University of Michigan Participates
All of the programs listed under this heading earn "in-residence"
credit. Students who attend these programs are guaranteed that all course
work taken abroad will appear on their academic record and be calculated
into their grade point average. Students who qualify for financial aid through
the University may apply this aid to any in-residence program.
Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome is a consortium
of 52 colleges and universities including the University of Michigan. This
program offers one term of undergraduate instruction in Rome. Formal classroom
sessions are interspersed and coordinated with trips to the many archaeological
sites and monuments in and around Rome and with field trips to more remote
sites in southern Italy and Greece. Interested students may obtain additional
information from the Office of International Programs.
CIC Summer Programs in Quebec, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic;
and Internships in Britain and Australia. These programs are sponsored by
the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a consortium of the Big Ten
universities and the University of Chicago. The programs in Britain and
Australia offer parliamentary and other internships. The Quebec program
offers courses in French language, French-Canadian culture and history at
Laval University; instruction is in French. The Mexico program offers intermediate
and advanced level Spanish language, Latin American literature, and Spanish-American
history and culture at the University of Guanajuato; instruction is in Spanish.
The new Dominican Republic program focuses on health and nutrition in Latin
America. Apply to the Office of International Programs.
CIEE Programs in Ghana, Southeast Asia, Russia, and Eastern Europe.
The University of Michigan is a member of several study abroad consortia
sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange. These programs
enable University of Michigan students to study in Ghana, Indonesia, Thailand,
Vietnam, Russia, Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic while earning in-residence
Study Abroad Sponsored by Other Groups
Study Abroad Sponsored by Other American Educational Institutions.
Students may also participate in study abroad programs administered by other
American colleges and universities. Transfer credit for study abroad is
granted only if the program is sponsored by and appears on a transcript
furnished by a fully accredited American institution of higher learning.
Courses for which transfer credit is given must be in the liberal arts and
sciences and must not duplicate courses for which credit has already been
received; students must have earned a "C" or better in these courses.
Students contemplating study abroad sponsored by American groups other than
colleges and universities should consult in advance the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions if transfer credit is desired.
Study at a Foreign University. Students who enroll directly at
foreign universities may, upon their return, petition for academic credit.
Students are expected to provide documentation concerning the nature and
amount of work completed as well as official evaluations of academic performance.
Students who anticipate petitioning for credit for foreign study should
contact the Office of International Programs and the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions in advance of enrolling in a foreign university.
Students planning to study abroad in any program not sponsored by the
University of Michigan must complete a Statement of Intent to Study Abroad,
obtainable from the Office of International Programs, G513 Michigan Union.
Marshall and Rhodes Scholarships. Students of high scholastic
standing interested in post-graduate study in Britain should apply well
in advance of the September deadline of the senior year. Applications are
available in the LS&A Honors Office, 1228 Angell Hall.