International Institute

340 Lorch Hall
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Professor David W. Cohen (Anthropology), Director

Not a concentration program

The International Institute promotes the advancement across the University of international and area research and education. The Institute, together with its constituent centers and programs, and working closely with departments, schools, and other offices of the University, provides resources for the development of international study and research to undergraduates, graduate and professional school students, faculty, and visiting scholars.

Area Centers and Programs. The International Institute oversees the operation of several centers and programs which support faculty and students interested in international and area studies, including the Advanced Studies Center, Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, European Studies Program, Korean Studies Program, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Program in British Studies, Program in the Comparative Study of Social Transformations, as well as the Office of International Programs, which coordinates study-abroad programs.

Academic courses. Each year the International Institute brings a number of visiting scholars to the University who offer courses to graduate and upper-division undergraduates in their fields of expertise. Participating departments have included Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology.

Michigan Summer Language Institute. In cooperation with the College's language departments and area centers, the International Institute administers the Michigan Summer Language Institute, which offers intensive instruction in several languages that college and university students in Michigan, the Midwest, and beyond cannot find or attend elsewhere during the summer. During Summer 1997, courses last for seven and a half weeks, from late June to mid-August, and are the equivalent of a full academic year of college-level instruction. During Summer 1997, the Summer Language Institute will offer courses in Russian, Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Marathi, classical Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Hindi-Urdu.

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