February 2 , 2004

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Study Abroad
February 2, 2004

Upcoming Study Abroad Events:

UM Engineering Summer Study Abroad Programs
February 4, 5:30-7:00pm
133 Chrysler
Call 647-7129, or go to IPE at the 245 Chrysler Center (N. Campus) for information.

Study Abroad on Non-Michigan Programs
Tuesday, February 10, 3:00-4:00pm
Location: 260 Dennison

Information on transfer credit, registration for your return semester, university formalities and more.  This session will be repeated on Monday, March 22, 2004.  For more information, call LS&A Academic Advising (764-0332) or contact Susan Gass, sgass@umich.edu

Study Abroad on Non-Michigan Programs: IES (Institute for the International Education of Students)
Tuesday, February 10 11:00-4:00pm
Information table, Michigan

Study abroad programs and internships in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands and New Zealand.                             

Applying for Study Abroad:
The study abroad application cycle has now begun for Spring/Summer 2004, Fall 2004, and the 2004-05 academic year, so now is the time to be preparing and turning in your applications.  Complete Office of International Programs (OIP) application forms and deadline information can be found at

Upcoming OIP Application deadlines:

Friday, Feb. 6        Florence, Italy (Fall 2004 and Acad. Yr. 04-05)

Friday, Feb. 13      Belo Horizonte, Brazil (Summer 2004)

                           London, England (Summer 2004)

                           Oxford, England (Summer 2004)

                           Grenoble, France (Summer 2004)

                           Dublin, Ireland (Summer 2004)

                           Florence, Italy, Music program (Spring 2004)

                           Seoul, South Korea (Summer 2004)

                           Salamanca, Spain (Summer 2004)

                           Ankara, Turkey (Summer 2004)

For a complete listing of OIP program application deadlines, see: http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/oip/applying.html

Funding Deadlines:

Saturday, Feb. 15  Deadline to submit FAFSA form for Fall/Winter 2004-05 U-M Financial Aid to Office of Financial Aid.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Special Scholarship Program
Scholarships for a semester abroad available to undergraduates. To request more information on the edu.de scholarships, visit www.daad.org/edude.htm or email Christopher Fredericks, fredericks@daad.org.

For more extensive information on funding study abroad, see http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/oip/financial.html

OIP Application Tips:

All components of the application are due by the posted

deadline.  Make sure you order your official transcripts at least a week  before the due date, and that your recommenders know when the forms are due.

If you have complete college-level coursework at another institution, you must include an official transcript from that institution. 

Academic evaluation forms are included in the application.  If your recommender feels more comfortable writing a letter, please have him/her attach it to the form.  If you waive your right to see the recommendation, the writer can either send it directly to the OIP office, or return it to you in a sealed envelope with a signature across the flap.  OIP accepts recommendations from any college-level faculty member (including GSI’s) or academic advisor.  Recommendations will not be accepted from high school instructors or employers.

Be sure to complete the green Scholarship Evaluation form, which is included in the application.  If you have financial aid, you must attach a copy of your current statement.  If you do not normally qualify for financial aid, you should still fill out the form.  OIP will consider both financial need and merit for most of its scholarship awards.  For more details on financial aid and scholarships, see http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/oip/financial.html

Other UM (non-OIP) Study Abroad Options:

These education abroad programs, though not sponsored by the OIP,
are administered or endorsed by other units (schools, colleges, centers,
or programs) within the University. Please contact these units directly
to apply.


Non-UM Programs Application Tips:

Non-UM study abroad applications should be submitted directly to the sponsoring university or study abroad provider. 

Academic advisor approval forms should be signed by your general academic advisor, who can verify that you are in good academic standing.  If the approval form contains language about approval of transfer credit, your advisor will attach a copy of a document known as the “Beaver Letter,” which spells out the exact process by which UM evaluates coursework for transfer.

For more information about going on a non-UM program, see http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/oip/abroad.html