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Quick facts about the University of Michigan’s commitment to global education.
- U-M is ranked 12th globally in the annual Times Higher Education world reputation rankings in 2013.
- More than 65 foreign languages are taught at U-M.
- The university has official websites in Hindi, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. It also has an account on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like social media service in China.
- Students from U-M were awarded 32 Fulbright grants for the 2013-14 academic year. Only one other institution – Harvard University – received more than U-M, which led the nation six times in the past decade.
- U-M was one of five U.S. colleges and universities to receive the 2012 Sen. Paul Simon Award that recognizes outstanding and innovative achievements in campus internationalization.
- As of the fall semester of 2012, a total 8,491 international students, scholars, faculty and staff studied or worked at U-M.
- U-M is the No. 4 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers, with a total 2,458 since the organization was founded in 1961.
- The university was ranked No. 8 nationally for the size of its international student body in 2012-13, with a total 6,827 foreign students, according to the Open Doors survey by the Institute of International Education, a New York-based nonprofit group.
- U-M was ranked No. 10 in the nation in the total number of students studying abroad, with 2,060 students overseas, according to the 2011-12 Open Doors survey by the Institute of International Education.
- U-M’s International Institute houses 17 centers and programs focused on world regions and global themes.
- U-M has more than 18,000 international alumni.