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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.
- U-M has official websites in Spanish and Mandarin. The university also has a site on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.
- For the sixth time in the past eight years, U-M had more students (40) receiving Fulbright grants than any other U.S. institution during the 2012-13 academic year.
- 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.
- U-M was ranked No. 8 nationally for the size of its international student body in 2011-12, with a total 6,382 foreign students, according to the Open Doors survey by the Institute of International Education.
- U-M was ranked No. 16 in the nation in the total number of students studying abroad, with 1,946 students overseas, according to the 2010-11 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.