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Explore M-Compass,  the University of Michigan’s campus-wide system for education abroad opportunities. M-Compass “programs” can range from group study abroad led by U-M faculty members to highly individualized internship and service-based experiences. Utilize the M-Compass advanced search tool to explore various locations, experience types or discipline-specific options for education abroad.

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Availability Across U-M Colleges and Schools

Many Schools and Colleges at the University of Michigan have their own education abroad office or individual advisors to guide undergraduate students interested in studying abroad. While many students choose to study abroad through the programs within their own school or college office, there are a number of reasons why you might want to study abroad through a different one. Review the flyer and video below to learn about how to seek study abroad opportunities outside of your school or college.

Colleges with Programs that Allow Outside Acceptance

  • Stamps School of Art & Design
    • Photographing Paris is open to non-Stamps students at U-M
  • College of Engineering
    • Entrepreneurship & Shanghai Joint Institute are open to all non-CoE students at U-M
  • Ross School of Business
    • Most programs are open to non-Business students at U-M
  • School of Information
    • Exchange programs & Design Thinking are open to non-SI students at U-M
  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    • All programs are open to non-LSA students at U-M
  • School of Nursing
    • Most programs are open to non-Nursing students at U-M
  • School of Kinesiology
    • Most programs are open to non-Kinesiology students at U-M

Colleges with No Programs or No Outside Acceptance

  • Ford School of Public Policy
  • School of Education
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Music, Theater & Dance

View the Study Abroad Program Availability Flyer 

Study abroad program availability flyer describes colleges that offer outside student acceptance and which colleges do not.

Study Abroad Program Availability Flyer

  • 17

    U-M’s International Institute houses 17 centers and programs focused on world regions and global themes

  • 115

    U-M hosted students from 115 countries in Fall 2020