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 361 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, 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 and York also admit our students for a single semester 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 one or two terms. 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 Nankai University in Tianjin 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, Wayne 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 program of study in Japanese language and culture. For further information, contact Professor Jennifer Robertson, 1054 LS&A (764-7274) or the OIP.
The Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Shiga, Japan. The JCMU offers academic year undergraduate courses for University credit in beginning and intermediate Japanese language as well as area studies courses on Japanese society and culture. The State of Michigan provides partial scholarships of up to $7500 for 30 students. Complete information and applications are available from the OIP.
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 the full academic year, which runs from March through December. In return, two students from Ewha will enroll at Michigan. Prior knowledge of Korean language is not required, but preference will be give to those students whose preparation indicates 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 four 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. This program will begin in the 1994-95 academic year.
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. Students enroll in one four-credit French language course, taught by University of Michigan instructors, and two one-credit courses in French conversation and practical French, taught by instructors from the Cours Universitaire d'Eté de Saint-Malo.
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. Sponsored in association with the Bloomsbury Centre, this program offers upper-level courses in drama, politics, and film. Students earn seven 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, taught by the program director, is a more detailed investigation of Irish literature or history. Students earn six credits for the six-week program.
Spring Program in Florence, Italy. The four-week program, held at the Villa Corsi-Salviati in Sesto Fiorentino from mid-May to mid-June, provides courses in art history and studio art. Instruction is in English.
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. For more information, contact Professor Walter Spink, 150E Tappan Hall (763-0517).
Spring 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 Programs.
Summer Program in Madrid and Salamanca, Spain. After a four-day orientation program in Madrid, students travel to Salamanca where they enroll in Spanish language courses taught through the University of Salamanca.
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.
American Collegiate Consortium (ACC) for East-West Cultural and Academic Exchange. Students with advanced level competence in Russian study at one of approximately 15 participating institutions of higher learning in what was formerly the Soviet Union. Classes may be chosen from a wide range of disciplines. Apply to the Center for Russian and East European Studies, 216 Lane Hall (747-2237).
Other Programs Abroad in which the University of Michigan
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 Britain, Quebec, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, 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, which is to scheduled to start in 1994, offer parliamentary and other political 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, which begins in Summer, 1994, 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, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic while earning in-residence credit. For more information, apply to the appropriate area center or the Office of International Programs.
Study Abroad Sponsored by Other Groups
Study Abroad Sponsored by Other American Educational Institutions. Students may also participate in study abroad programs conducted 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 must contact the Office of International Programs or 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, 5208 Angell Hall.
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