We know you can't take advantage of every opportunity. But try to plan for some of these. Coming to school at a place like Michigan means you have access to programs other schools simply can't offer. Every LSA student (and that means every LSA sophomore) should have the chance for:
1. Research involvement: Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
For 1st and 2nd year students only. Academic research is a great way to meet faculty and to explore an advanced topic early in college.
2. An international, intercultural experience: Study Abroad (Center for Global and Intercultural Study)
Experience another culture in-depth for a few weeks, a summer, a semester, or an entire year. Do it alone or with a faculty member and classmates. There are dozens upon dozens of programs to choose from.
3. An interdisciplinary learning experience: Sophomore Initiative Courses
LSA has sophomore seminars, small experiential learning courses and other innovative offerings to help sophomores explore the terrain of the liberal arts.
4. Community-based learning and service: Ginsberg Center
The Ginsberg Center offers a range of programs and works with students and faculty to strengthen community service learning across the University of Michigan.
5. An internship or practical learning experience: check out our Internships page.
7. Explore a world outside Ann Arbor by taking classes or pursuing an internship in a variety of places around the United States:
- Biological Station
Located in northern Michigan, the BioStation is a premier field research facility. Undergrads can take classes (from bio to English) or participate in research there.
- Camp Davis
Spend time studying an array of subjects from geology to American culture at U-M's field camp in Wyoming.
- Michigan in Washington
Work on an internship in D.C. while taking U-M sponsored classes at a facility in our nation's capital.
- New England Literature Program
Live like Thoreau. Well, kind of. Study classic American literature and write with U-M professors in the mountains of New England.
- Semester in Detroit
Spend an entire semester living, working, and learning in Detroit. The program places students in community-oriented internships or jobs, and classes are taught by Ann Arbor faculty through U-M's Detroit Center.
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