Financial support for your education abroad experience is available from a variety of sources. Whether your trip is for educational credit or not, there are many resources available to help make opportunities accessible to all U-M students.
At U-M, we are proud of our long history of international engagement and our status as a national leader in sending students abroad. Where will you go?
“My favorite experience was being able to belt out karaoke in a country I only arrived at a week ago with other women I barely knew. Despite the discomfort of unfamiliarity, all I could think was, wow I love being a woman. I think EWHA's program is so important for other women in the art and design world to experience because it inspires strength and love for other women no matter what they bring to the table.”
“When I got to Rome, I was most shocked by the challenges of living truly independently in a place where I couldn't understand most people. Being able to go to Rome for an extended period of time really made me appreciate the life of a European as well as the joys I take for granted at home in the United States. It brought me closer to my group here [in Rome] while also opening myself up to making new friends on-the-fly. If I could do anything differently, I would try to be more open and excited to meet people and do things sooner.”
"French culture shock is one that I definitely wasn't prepared for. I had mentally prepared to live in Europe for 5 months, but to constantly be surrounded by people, yet not be able to understand a single conversation is something I'd never experienced before and took time getting used to."
"By traveling to Iceland and forcing myself out of my comfort zone, I grew as an individual. I quickly learned to cook simple meals and make important decisions on my own, becoming more responsible, confident, and independent as a result. Reflecting on my stay in Iceland, I have no regrets. I urge you to also take advantage of such an amazing opportunity to explore the world. You only live once!"
Many U-M colleges and schools have their own education abroad office or individual advisors to guide undergraduate students interested in studying abroad. While many students choose 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.
As you consider international travel, it’s important to recognize that different social identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways. Explore stories from students with identities similar to yours, recommendations for how to find and prepare for international travel, and more.
The International Center serves the international population, facilitates intercultural and international education, and fosters a global campus community at the University of Michigan and beyond. The IC also assists students to find and fund work, volunteer, or study programs overseas through its Peace Corps office and Education Abroad initiatives.
For education abroad, the decentralized structure of the University of Michigan allows for many U-M Ann Arbor units, as well as U-M campuses, to offer education abroad programs and advising for students seeking international experiences. To see your school or college’s specific education abroad office, visit oue International Landscape page.