Michigan Global Academic Programs (MGAP)

These programs offer global opportunities for students to study off campus during the entire academic year, spring, summer, fall or winter terms. Educational opportunities are categorized into many different types of programs, to meet a variety of student needs.

For courses not taught in English, these extended, in-depth opportunities allow students to achieve a higher degree of fluency. Please note that it is often possible to take courses in English even in non-English speaking countries. Many of the programs also have academic themes best explored on site.

LSA students earn Michigan in-residence credit for their coursework. Students apply to desired program. Following acceptance, students register for the appropriate STDABRD course.

Courses

Courses are organized by country then course number.

ARGENTINA

STDABRD 494. CGIS: Latin American Societies and Cultures in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This program is open to students of all language levels interested in studying in Buenos Aires. There is no minimum language requirement for this program, but course options will be dependent on language level placements. Students will enroll in a required 6 credit Spanish language course specifically tailored to their individual level. In addition, students will take IES Abroad area studies courses in English or Spanish. Students may also elect to enroll in a few pre-selected courses taught in Spanish at two local universities, the Universidad de Ciencias Empresiariales y Sociales and the Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (specializes in creative and performing arts). Credit-based internships and service learning opportunities are also available. Fall, winter, and academic year.

STDABRD 496. CGIS: Advanced Spanish Immersion in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Take your Spanish abilities to the next level, through advanced level Spanish courses at the IES Abroad Center in downtown Buenos Aires. Students are required to have five or more semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent to study with this program. Specialized workshops focused on academic and creative writing are also available. Students may also select from a wide range and of disciplines and courses in Spanish at one of the following prestigious local universities: Universidad Torcuato di Tella; Universidad de Buenos Aires; Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte; Universidad de Salvador; and Universidad Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales. Credit-based internships and service learning opportunities are also available. Fall, winter, and academic year.

AUSTRALIA 

STDABRD 369. CGIS: University of Western Australia (UWA) in Perth, Australia.

Students enroll in classes at the University of Western Australia in Perth. A full range of classes is available. Fall, winter, and academic year.

STDABRD 468. CGIS: University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.

Students enroll in classes at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). A full range of classes is available. Fall, winter, and academic year.

STDABRD 489. CGIS: University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.

Students enroll in classes at the University of Melbourne. A full range of classes is available. Fall, winter, and academic year.

BRAZIL 

STDABRD 404. CGIS: Intensive Language and Culture in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

Students with intermediate levels of Portuguese will take courses in intensive language and Brazilian contemporary culture. On-site support and housing (home stays) are provided by the Brazil Staff of the Council on International Educational Exchange. Summer.

STDABRD 491. CGIS: Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) in Bahia, Brazil. 

Through reciprocal exchanges, students attend classes taught in Portuguese at the Federal University of Bahia. Fall, winter, and academic year.

STDABRD 492. CGIS: Liberal Arts in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. 

Students with strong Portuguese language skills enroll directly at the Universidade Catlica de Salvador (UCS). The CIEE program also offers several courses specifically designed for program participants and taught by local faculty. These include a mandatory language course and electives on Brazilian culture. Fall, winter, and academic year.

CANADA

STDABRD 359. CGIS: Qubec Summer Study Program in Qubec, Canada. 

Students take courses in French language and literature. Summer.

CHILE 

STDABRD 363. CGIS: Liberal Arts in Santiago, Chile. 

Program participants take classes alongside Chilean students at the host university, La Pontificia Universidad Catlica. Administered jointly with the University of Wisconsin. Fall, winter, and academic year.

CHINA

STDABRD 250. CGIS: Intensive Chinese Language Program in Beijing, China. 

The program provides students with in-depth and intensive coursework in Chinese language instruction, drill work, and conversation practice. Standard Mandarin is taught with simplified characters. Classroom work is supplemented with excursions around Beijing to historical and cultural sites. Summer.

STDABRD 320. CGIS: Beijing Contemporary Issues Program in Beijing, China. 

Administered by IES, this program offers Chinese language and area studies courses. Winter.

STDABRD 325. CGIS: Chinese Studies Program in Beijing, China. 

Designed for students with an interest in Chinese area studies and any level of previous study of Chinese language, the Beijing Chinese Studies program provides students with an opportunity for in-depth learning about China from a broad perspective of topics. Required language study ensures a linguistic and cultural connection with the area studies topics and related field trips. Summer.

COSTA RICA 

STDABRD 303.CGIS: Field Program: Environment and Sustainable Development in San Jos, Costa Rica. 

Students take classes in intensive language, ecology, Latin American political economy, and development theory. They also do fieldwork and an independent research project. Fall or winter.

CUBA

STDABRD 375. CGIS: Cuba in the 21st Century Program in Havana, Cuba. 

This Havana, Cuba based program focuses on cultural arts and ethnography, and incorporates class work into academically-related visits around the island. Students take courses in Cuban history, culture, art and literature at Casa de Las Americas, plus several courses offered by an accompanying UM faculty member. Winter semester only; this program runs every two years.

CZECH REPUBLIC 

STDABRD 332. CGIS: Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. 

Students choose from a wide range of courses in the humanities and social sciences, taught in English. Students select four courses in addition to the required Czech language course. Fall, winter, and academic year.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

STDABRD 366. CGIS: Latin American Health and Nutrition Program in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. 

Designed for pre-health majors, this program offers Spanish language training and an interdisciplinary seminar taught in English on Latin American and Caribbean Health and Nutrition. Summer.

EGYPT 

STDABRD 307. CGIS: American University in Cairo (AUC) in New Cairo, Egypt.

AUC offers a broad range of courses in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. With the exception of Arabic language, all courses are taught in English, and thus study abroad students may enroll in any course for which they have the appropriate disciplinary background. Summer, fall, winter, or academic year.

FINLAND 

STDABRD 464. CGIS: University of Turku in Turku, Finland. 

Students enroll in classes at the University of Turku. A full range of classes is available. Classes are taught in English. Fall, winter, and academic year.

FRANCE 

STDABRD 230. CGIS: French and Francophone Studies in Grenoble, France. 

Students with intermediate and advanced level French enroll in a 3-credit class taught by a UM faculty member, and also classes at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes Francaises at the Universit Stendhal in Grenoble. Summer.

STDABRD 280. Joint Programs (Art & Design, CGIS): Arts in Paris, France. 

Students take one French language core course at their language level taught at the Institut Catholique in Paris ("Paris by Site") and 2 or 3 courses in History of Art or Art and Design, all taught by UM faculty. Winter.

STDABRD 486. CGIS: Institut d' Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France. 

Students enroll in classes at the Institut d' Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. A wide range of classes is available. Students must take all courses in French. Academic year.

GERMANY

STDABRD 345. CGIS: University of Tbingen in Tbingen, Germany. 

Students take an intensive German language course before enrolling directly in the University of Tbingen. Winter. 

STDABRD 351. CGIS: Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF) in Freiburg, Germany. 

Students enroll in classes at the University of Freiburg as well as classes offered by the AYF program. Academic year.

GREECE

STDABRD 340. CGIS: College Year in Athens (CYA) in Athens, Greece.

Administered by CYA, students take courses in ancient, medieval, and modern Greek history, politics, literature, philosophy, and archaeology, as well as ancient and modern Greek language and Latin. Summer, fall, or winter. 

ITALY

STDABRD 260. CGIS: Italian Studies in Rome, Italy. 

This is a UM Faculty-led program designed for students with no background in Italian language or Italian Studies. Courses will be held in a program center near the Piazza dell'Orologio in Rome. Summer.

STDABRD 353. CGIS: Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) in Rome, Italy. 

Administered by ICCS, students take courses in classics, classical history, or archeology. Fall or winter.

STDABRD 381. CGIS: Bologna Consortial Studies Program in Bologna, Italy. 

Students choose a combination of Bologna Consortial Studies Program (BCSP) courses and University of Bologna courses. All students are required to take one BCSP Advanced Grammar course. The program begins with a 4-week pre-session BCSP course, which integrates language and culture study, before university and regular semester BCSP courses begin. Winter or academic year.

STDABRD 382. CGIS: Language and Culture in Ferrara, Italy. 

This program is designed for students with little or no Italian language background with a strong interest in learning the Italian language and culture. Ferrara is a renaissance city in northeastern Italy, midway between Venice and Florence, and relatively unknown to tourists. Fall or winter.

STDABRD 383. CGIS: Arcadia University Center for Italian Studies (AUCIS) in Rome, Italy. 

The Arcadia University Center for Italian Studies (AUCIS) is based in Rome. The program is connected with one of Rome's most dynamic and innovative universities, Universita degli Studi Roma Tre. Fall or winter.

JAPAN

STDABRD 348. CGIS: Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS) in Kyoto, Japan. 

Administered by Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (KCJS), this program offers Japanese language and area studies courses. Fall, winter, and academic year.

STDABRD 349. CGIS: Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) in Hikone, Japan. 

Administered by JCMU, this program offers Japanese language and area studies courses. Fall, winter, and academic year.

STDABRD 466. CGIS: Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. 

Michigan students on this exchange program study Japanese language and take a variety of Japan-related courses, most taught in English. Academic year.

STDABRD 467. CGIS: University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan. 

This exchange program offers Japanese language study and classes in Japanese area studies, taught in English. Academic year.

KOREA 

STDABRD 373. CGIS: Ewha Woman's University in Seoul, Korea. 

Students enroll in classes at Ewha Woman's University. A full range of classes is available. Classes are taught in English; students with Korean language proficiency may enroll in regular classes. Fall, winter, and academic year.

STDABRD 374. CGIS: Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. 

Students enroll in classes at Yonsei University. A full range of classes is available. Classes are taught in English; students with Korean language proficiency may enroll in regular classes. Fall, winter, and academic year.

MEXICO

STDABRD 356. CGIS: Summer Study Program in Guanajuato, Mexico. 

Students with five or more semesters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent) advanced level Spanish language, Latin American literature, and Spanish-American history and culture at the University of Guanajuato; instruction is in Spanish. Summer.

THE NETHERLANDS

STDABRD 402. CGIS: Leiden University in Leiden, Netherlands. 

Students enroll in classes at Leiden University. A full range of classes is available. Classes are taught in English; students with Dutch language proficiency may enroll in regular classes. Fall, winter, and academic year.

NEW ZEALAND

STDABRD 308. CGIS: EcoQuest (Applied Field Studies in New Zealand) in Whakatiwai, New Zealand

Students take interdisciplinary coursework in ecology and environment policy. For Spring term, this is combined with fieldwork and a directed research project. Spring, fall or winter.

POLAND

STDABRD 463. CGIS: Central European Studies in Warsaw, Poland. 

This program is administered by CIEE in Warsaw, Poland at CIEE's Study Center at the Warsaw School of Economics, the oldest and largest economics university in Poland. Students are required to take a mandatory Polish language course and then select other course options taught in English from a range of in such fields as East and Central European politics, literature, history, business and economics. Fall and winter.

RUSSIA

STDABRD 346. CGIS: Middlebury College (School in Russia) in Moscow, Yaroslavl, and Irkutsk, Russia. 

The C.V. Starr-Middlebury College School in Russia is designed for students at an intermediate to advanced level of Russian who wish to immerse themselves in the study of the Russian language and culture. Students will study in one of three distinct locations in Russia. Fall, winter, and academic year.

STDABRD 362. CGIS: Russian Language Studies in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Administered by CIEE, this program offers Russian language and area studies courses. This program is designed for students with two years of college-level Russian who wish to improve their proficiency with the Russian language. This is an intensive program that focuses on all language skills and includes Russian culture classes and field trips/excursions. Fall, winter, and academic year.

SENEGAL

STDABRD 310. CGIS: French and African Studies in Western Africa Program in Dakar, Senegal. 

All students are required to take at least one French language course, based on students' command of the French language, and one Wolof course; the most predominant local language. In addition students can enroll in a minimum of three three-credit courses from among those offered at UCAD and IFE and those specially arranged for program participants. Winter.

SINGAPORE

STDABRD 352. CGIS: National University of Singapore (NUS) in Singapore, Singapore.

Students enroll in classes at the National University of Singapore (NUS). A full range of classes is available. Fall, winter, and academic year.

SOUTH AFRICA 

STDABRD 487. CGIS: University of Cape Town (UCT) in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Students enroll in classes at the University of Cape Town (UCT). A full range of classes is available. Classes are taught in English. Fall, winter, or academic year.

SPAIN

STDABRD 240. CGIS: Spanish Language, Literature and Culture in Salamanca, Spain. 

Students study intermediate or advanced Spanish with a UM faculty member and also enroll in classes at the University of Salamanca's Cursos Internacionales. Summer.

STDABRD 306. CGIS: Language and Area Studies Program in Madrid, Spain.

Students take intensive Spanish classes and get an introduction to Madrid and Spanish culture, politics and academic life. Classes are offered at the program center and at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. A for-credit internship option is also available, as are several business courses. All classes are taught in Spanish. Winter semester only.

STDABRD 390. CGIS: Spanish Studies in Granada, Spain. 

Program participants take liberal arts courses at the Universidad de Granada and language courses at the Centro Granad de Espaol. Administered by the University of Illinois. Winter semester only. 

STDABRD 459. CGIS: Spanish Literature and Culture in Seville, Spain. 

Students take classes in all disciplines at the University of Seville, as well as courses at the program center. Requires completion of at least five semesters (or the equivalent) of college-level Spanish. Fall, winter or academic year.

SWEDEN

STDABRD 461. CGIS: Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden. 

Students enroll in classes at Uppsala University. A full range of classes is available. Classes are taught in English; students with Swedish language proficiency may enroll in regular classes. Winter or academic year.

STDABRD 462. CGIS: Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Students enroll in classes at Stockholm University. A full range of classes is available. Classes are taught in English; students with Swedish language proficiency may enroll in regular classes. Winter or academic year.

SWITZERLAND

STDABRD 410. CGIS: University of Geneva (UNIGE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Upper level students do research with teams, make presentations, and attend seminars at CERN and/or UN agencies, with the opportunity to take additional course work at the University of Geneva. Winter or academic year.

STDABRD 465. CGIS: University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Students enroll in classes at the University of Lausanne. Students must take all courses in French. Winter or academic year.

TAIWAN

STDABRD 360. CGIS: Intensive Chinese Language and Culture in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Administered by CIEE, this program offers Chinese language and area studies courses. Fall, winter, and academic year.

THAILAND

STDABRD 365. CGIS: Development and Globalization in Khon Kaen, Thailand. 

Administered by CIEE, students work on group projects and learn about development and globalization from both an academic and a grassroots community level and its overall effects on a developing nation. Fall or winter.

TURKEY 

STDABRD 472. CGIS: Boazii University in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Students enroll in classes at Boazii University in Istanbul. A full range of classes is available. Classes are taught in English. Summer, winter, and academic year.

UNITED KINGDOM

STDABRD 312. CGIS: Nursing in London (UK) in London, United Kingdom. 

The program is a collaboration between MSU's College of Nursing and King's College London's Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery. It consists of three modules: 1) nursing education in the UK; 2) historical development of nursing & health care; 3) nursing practice as a social institution. Lectures by British nurse educators, practitioners and officials are combined with clinical observation. Summer.

STDABRD 344. CGIS: Contemporary London, in London, United Kingdom. 

Students enroll in two UM Faculty-led classes focusing on modern British society, culture and the arts, and will earn a total of six credits (three credits each class). Summer.

STDABRD 358. CGIS: Political Science Internships in British Government & Politics in London, United Kingdom.

Students spend eight weeks during the summer working with Members of Parliament, in other government offices, or with various non-governmental political action groups. Spring.

STDABRD 364. CGIS: University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom. 

Students enroll in classes at the University of Sussex in Brighton. A full range of classes is available. Winter or academic year.

STDABRD 450. CGIS: University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom. 

The University of Warwick is located northwest of London approximately 1.5 hours by train. The University of Michigan and University of Warwick have an exchange agreement that allows students to study in the Theatre and Performance Studies department at Warwick. Fall or academic year.

STDABRD 451. CGIS: Hertford College, University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom. 

Hertford College is part of the University of Oxford system. CGIS has a relationship with Hertford College that allows UM undergraduates to apply to Hertford College as Visiting students. UM students will be considered in-residence at UM while taking courses at Hertford College. Winter or academic year.

STDABRD 452. CGIS: St. Peter's College Summer School at University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom. 

Students on this summer program take seminars in English Literature, Medieval Studies or Environmental Studies. Summer.

STDABRD 455. CGIS: University of Essex in Colchester, United Kingdom. 

Students enroll in classes at the University of Essex in Colchester. A full range of classes is available. Winter or academic year.

STDABRD 456. CGIS: London School of Economics and Political Science in London, United Kingdom. 

Students enroll in classes at the London School of Economics and Political Science. A wide variety of classes is available. Academic year. 

STDABRD 458. CGIS: University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, United Kingdom. 

Students enroll in classes at the University of St. Andrews. A full range of classes is available. Winter or academic year.

STDABRD 481. CGIS: Queen Mary, University of London in London, United Kingdom. 

Students enroll in classes at Queen Mary, University of London. A full range of classes is available. Winter or academic year.

STDABRD 483. CGIS: University College London in London, United Kingdom. 

Students enroll in classes at University College London. A full range of classes is available. Winter or academic year.


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