Global Michigan is curated by William Foreman, a former journalist who spent 15 years covering the world for The Associated Press. His assignments included the 2000 coup in the Solomon Islands and the Second Intifada in Israel as well as the tsunami disaster in Indonesia, SARS outbreak in China and terror attacks in Pakistan. Foreman came to U-M as a Knight-Wallace Fellow in 2010 and now serves as the associate director of international communications at Michigan News under the Office of the Vice President for Global Communications. A lover of languages, he speaks Mandarin and is trying to teach himself Dutch.
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U-M is ranked No. 5 nationally among the top volunteer-producing large universities for the Peace Corps, with 81 graduates currently serving in the agency.
As of the fall semester of 2013, a total 8,967 international students, scholars, faculty and staff studied or worked at U-M.