Study Abroad Opportunities at the University of Michigan

All the programs listed below are recognized by The University of Michigan as "in-residence" programs. Therefore, students who attend these programs are guaranteed that all course work taken abroad will appear on their transcript and will be calculated into their grade point average (British program grades will not be calculated into a student's G.P.A. due to the rigorous British grading policies). As well, students who are eligible for Financial Aid through The University of Michigan may directly apply those funds to any in-residence study abroad program.

For further information on any of the programs below, students should contact the Office of International Programs, 5208 Angell Hall, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1003, (313)764-4311.

Academic Year Program in Aix-en-Provence
The junior year program in Aix-en-Provence was established jointly by The University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin in 1962. Students participating in the program live in the city of Aix-en-Provence which is located in Southern France, about 18 miles from Marseille. The program is directly associated with the University of Provence. Students can elect courses offered in three different administrative units: Faculte des Lettres, Faculte d'Economie Appliquee, and Institut d'Etudes Politiques. Courses are available in both introductory and advanced levels in French and Comparative Literature, History, Sociology, Psychology, Linguistics, Classical Studies, Art History, Latin American, Near Eastern, Far Eastern and African Studies, Communications, Women's Studies, Economics and Political Science. All of these courses are regular courses taken by French university students.

Academic Year in Santiago, Chile
Located at the Universidad Catholica de Chile, the University of Michigan program in Chile will begin Winter term, 1993. Students will take classes with the Chilean students. A full selection of classes will be available. The Chilean academic year runs from March 1 through December 15, with the winter break in late July. Students may elect either semester, or both semesters.

Academic Year Program in Florence, Italy
Since 1982 the Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin have offered a program of courses in Florence, taught in English, intended primarily for juniors, seniors, and graduate students by special permission. The curriculum includes a wide range of offerings taught not only by professors from the two universities, but also by distinguished local faculty. So that the student may fully appreciate the monuments, museums, and contemporary life of Florence and Italy, in-depth classroom study is supplemented by on-site classes, visiting lectures, occasional symposia, and excursions both within Florence and to other Italian towns.

Junior Year in Freiburg, Germany
Located in Freiburg in Breisgau at the edge of the Black Forest, the junior year program was established by Wayne State University in 1960 with the full cooperation of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat (University of Freiburg) in 1964. The University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin have been co-sponsors since 1964, and Michigan State University since 1968. After the orientation period, students elect a combination of special program courses taught in German by the resident director and local instructors, and regular courses at the university. In general, junior year students can attend classes in all courses being taught in an American liberal arts college, such as history, art history, natural sciences, geography, languages, sociology, theology, philosophy, linguistics, music theory, speech and political science.

The University of Michigan, University of Tuebingen Exchange Program, German
This undergraduate program provides University of Michigan students the opportunity to directly enroll in the University of Tuebingen. Students are fully integrated with the German students. A full selection of liberal arts courses is offered each year.

The University of Michigan Uppsala Exchange Program, Sweden
This undergraduate exchange program provides U of M students with junior or senior standing the opportunity to study for a full academic year at Uppsala University and have access to its full range of courses. There is no U of M faculty or administrative presence at Uppsala; consequently there are no group activities or other special events for Michigan students. Each student is assigned an Uppsala faculty member as liaison officer, and is fully integrated into Swedish student life.

The University of Michigan Program at British Universities
The University of Michigan has ties with Essex, London School of Economics, St. Andrews, Sussex and York. Under the terms of our agreement, a small number of regularly enrolled UM students will be admitted to study for a full academic year (all British universities) and for the second and third terms (roughly, our winter term, January to mid-June) at York and Essex. The prospective student must meet the admission standards of both the British university and The University of Michigan, which in the case of the London School of Economics is especially rigorous. Together these four universities offer virtually every discipline (except Communications); however, not every discipline is available at every British university.

Academic Year Program in Seville, Spain
In 1985, The University of Michigan and Cornell University established a joint program of study in Spain. From its inception the program has had a permanent home in the city of Seville, with undergraduates attending regular courses offered at the University of Seville, in addition to taking special courses offered at the Michigan-Cornell Center offered by faculty members of the University of Seville and the resident director of the program. Upon completion of the orientation session, students enroll in the University of Seville for either one or two semesters as fully matriculated students. The goal of the program is to encourage students to experience Spanish culture deeply and fully in a learning environment.

The Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Shiga, Japan
The JCMU offers academic-year undergraduate courses for University credit in beginning and intermediate Japanese language and area studies courses on Japanese society and culture for up to 50 students from Michigan's 15 publicly supported universities, and for a limited number of qualified Japanese students from Shiga. The State of Michigan provides partial scholarships of up to $7500 for 30 specially-selected students. Students who normally qualify for assistance through the UM Office of Financial Aid are encouraged to apply for aid for attending the JCMU. In addition to regular course work, the Center provides extensive orientation and counseling services, various field trips, and possibilities for independent research and study. All participants reside at the Center, which is composed of student and faculty apartments, complete instructional facilities, language laboratories, conference center and restaurant, and they have full access to complete recreational facilities and clubs at Shiga University in Hikone. The JCMU also offers English language instruction to the people of Shiga, and serves as a natural setting for informal conversation sessions between American and Japanese students. Applicants must be American citizens in good academic standing, who have been enrolled full time for at least one year at a participating university. Students must apply through their home institution. Complete information and applications are available from Deeda Stanczak, Center for Japanese Studies, Room 110, Lane Hall (747-1491).

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Summer Program at Oxford University, England
The summer study abroad program takes place at St. Peter's College, Oxford. Students will select course work in either Medieval and Renaissance Studies or Environmental, Urban, and Regional Studies. In addition, students will attend a two hour Joint Interdisciplinary Seminar each week, which takes the form of a general discussion. Extracurricular activities will include half-day or full-day non-academic excursions to Bath, Windsor, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the Royal Shakespeare Theater.

Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan
An undergraduate program in Kyoto organized by a consortium of nine American universities, including The University of Michigan. The new Center, which is being developed with the University of Kyoto, is scheduled to open in September of 1989. The Kyoto Center will provide students with an academically challenging program of study in Japanese language and culture.

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
ICCS was established in 1965 by representatives of ten American colleges and universities, to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to study Greek and Latin literature, ancient history and archaeology, and ancient art in Rome itself. The Rome Center operates two semesters each academic year, one from early September to mid-December, the other from late January to the end of May. Each semester allows about fifteen weeks of instruction and provides one full semester's academic credit.

Spring Program in Florence, Italy
The spring session of The University of Michigan's program in Florence, Italy will focus on renaissance sculpture, Florentine mannerism, and a studio course in drawing and water color. Students and faculty will live together in the Villa Corsi-Salviati just 6 miles from the center of Florence. Ítudents will take two classes of three credits each.

Summer Language Program in Saint-Malo, France
The University of Michigan offers a French language program in collaboration with the Cours Universitaires d'Ete de Saint-Malo organized by the Universite de Haute Bretagne in Rennes. The University of Michigan courses last six weeks, cover second and third year French, and earn six credits.

Summer Program in London, England
Since 1967, The University of Michigan, in association with Sarah Lawrence College, has sponsored a summer program in London. The program, which began in 1988, the has been centered in Regent's College in Regent's Park, but will move to the Bloomsbury Center for 1992. Students enroll in two courses and earn a total of six credit hours. All courses are designated as upper-level.

Summer Language Program in Salamanca/Madrid, Spain
This program is designed to immerse students in the intensive study of the Spanish language in an environment that invites immediate practice of the student's newly acquired language skills. The summer program concentrates on intensive Spanish language study at all levels, while exposing participants to two historic cities in Spain.

Summer Program in Florence, Italy
The summer session of the University of Michigan's program in Florence, Italy will focus on Italian art, language, sculpture, and urban development. This program will last 6 weeks and earn six credit hours. Course work will be complemented with weekend excursions to Rome, Venice, Perugia, and Assisi. All courses are taught in English.

Summer Program at Uppsala University, Sweden
A program for University of Michigan students only. Students with a strong interest in Scandinavian studies have the opportunity to spend six weeks in the summer studying intensive Swedish language and culture.

Summer Program in Yerevan, Armenia
This program is open to all college and university undergraduate and graduate students who wish to acquire, or improve their knowledge of Western Armenian. This unique program offers high quality, intensive language instruction and the unusual experience of living and learning in Soviet Armenia. Contact Marysia Ostafin, Center for Russian and East European Studies (747-2237).

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Program in Mexico
The CIC, consisting of universities of the Big Ten plus the University of Chicago, sponsors the CIC Summer Program in Mexico. The purpose of the program is to provide qualified students with an opportunity to increase their command of the Spanish language, to become familiar with Hispanic American culture, and to enrich their special fields of concentration. The program, which is held at the Universidad de Guanajuato, is intended primarily for students whose area of specialization is Spanish. It is open, however, to undergraduate students from other disciplines who have a demonstrated ability in the use of Spanish.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Parliamentary Internships in London, England
Through a special arrangement with Educational Programs Abroad in London and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, juniors and seniors from CIC member institutions may spend ten weeks in London as research assistants to British Members of Parliament in the House of Commons. Those not selected for parliamentary internships will be eligible for a variety of other challenging internship options in London, including Party Headquarters, Civil Service Departments and Ministries, constituency offices, the House of Lords, Law Offices and Municipal Government.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer French Program in Quebec
At the Universite Laval, this CIC program offers qualified students the chance to increase their command of French in a French-speaking environment and introduces them to the heritage and cultural traditions of a unique and vital segment of North American culture.

Summer Program in Kingston, Jamaica
This program is open to all upper-level undergraduates and some graduate students. Students will earn six credits studying the history, culture, and politics of Jamaica. The program will be highlighted by guest lecturers including Jamaican politicians, writers, and social scientists. Course work will be supplemented with trips to the National Gallery of Jamaica, Jamaican Parliament, and other locations.

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