International Programs

G513 Michigan Union
764-4311
Web site: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/oip/

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 GPA.)

Applicants for these programs should have a good academic record (3.0 GPA 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 Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Students take regular courses at the University of Aix-Marseille and may choose from a broad spectrum of courses in the humanities and social sciences. Competence in French is essential; completion of five terms of college-level French or its equivalent is required.

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; the University of London; 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, 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 required.

Academic Year in Quito, Ecuador. Students from the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin at Madison 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 for those with the requisite language skills, 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 Duke University and 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 four other Big Ten schools. 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 highly regarded undergraduate program is sponsored by a consortium of eleven 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.

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 University of Michigan - University of Tokyo Exchange Program. Launched in 1996-97, this exchange enables 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. On this program, established in October 1995, four to five Michigan undergraduates spend an academic year taking courses in Japanese language and area studies. Japanese government scholarships cover round-trip airfare and in-country living costs.

The University of Michigan - Ewha Womans University Exchange Program. 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. Ewha awards semester scholarships of $3,000 to Michigan students.

The University of Michigan - Yonsei University Exchange Program. This exchange permits up to seven University of Michigan students to study at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, during the academic year or summer. 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 Exchange Programs in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey. Beginning with the 1997-98 academic year, students may spend a full year or Winter term at either Middle East Technical University in Ankara or Koc University in Istanbul. Students take the same wide range of liberal arts, engineering, architecture, or urban planning courses, taught in English, as Turkish students.

The University of Michigan - University of Turku Exchange Program. The University of Turku will accept and award partial scholarships to two 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 - Uppsala University Exchange Program. On this exchange with Uppsala University, students live in student dorms and are eligible to take classes in Swedish and English offered at the host university.

The University of Michigan - University of New South Wales Exchange Program. 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.

The University of Michigan Programs in Moscow, Russia. Startingin 1997-98, UM students with three or more semesters of Russian may enroll in classes at the European University or, for those with advanced levels of Russian, at Moscow State University for a single term or full academic year. The program offers courses in Russian language, literature, history, economics, and other areas.

American Collegiate Consortium (ACC) Russian Language Programs. Michigan undergraduates with at least two years of college-level Russian behind them may spend one or two semesters at specialized programs conducted in Moscow, Yaroslavl, or Voronezh.

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 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In conjunction with the CIC Health and Nutrition seminar sponsored by the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan has developed a new program in the Dominican Republic. The program offers a Spanish language course as well as a course on Caribbean culture, taught in English.

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 College faculty.

Summer Program in London. This program offers upper-level courses in modern British drama, politics, and literature. Students earn eight credits during the six-week program.

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 Program in Spain. Students take Spanish language and culture classes taught by UM faculty. Homestays and intercambios with Spanish students enhance the experience. Site for summer 1998 will be announced in fall 1997.

Uppsala University International Summer Session. Students who attend the summer session for eight weeks will earn UM in-residence credit. Courses are designed to provide participants the opportunity to learn Swedish, and to introduce students to the cultural, political, and social life of Sweden.

Summer Program at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Summer 1997 launches this excellent six-week program offering courses, taught in English, in natural and social science, the arts, and Turkish area studies as well as language.

Summer Program in Seoul, Korea. Beginning in 1997, Michigan's exchange program with Yonsei University will include a six-week summer session opportunity to study Korean language and culture.

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.

AESOP Summer, Semester, and Academic Year Programs. UM students as of 1997-98 may participate in selected programs administered by other big Ten universities. Current semester or academic year options include Athens, Greece; India (various sites); Kathmandu, Nepal; and Saint Louis, Senegal. Graz, Austria and Rabat, Morocco are the current summer offerings.

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 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 credit.

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.

Senior Scholarships

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.

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