Off-Campus & Hands-On Learning

Study Abroad
Michigan in Washington
Camp Davis
Natural History Museum
U-M Biological Station

Going to school at a place like U-M means you have access to programs other institutions simply can't offer. In addition to our Michigan Learning Communities, every LSA student can take advantage of offerings like:

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.

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.

Community Service / Service Learning

  • 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.
  • Project Community
    Organized through the Sociology department and the Ginsberg Center, this program combines service with classroom learning.
  • Project Outreach
    This program helps students learn about themselves and about psychology by becoming involved in community settings ranging from the justice system to medical facilities.

Hands-on experience in a given field can help students to pursue (or avoid!) a career path, and it's an increasingly valuable tool in seeking employment after graduation.

Head Off Campus

  • 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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