Exploring U-M’s Opportunities Around the World


International Students

Welcome! Thank you for considering the University of Michigan for your international experience.

The U-Michigan has a long tradition of welcoming international students and scholars to our campus in Ann Arbor.  Our first international students joined the U-M in 1847 and our international enrollment has grown to almost 7,000.  Our international students represent over 100 countries and bring valuable cultural and intellectual diversity to our community. U-M is a very large and diverse institution with many opportunities for global student engagement.  The information listed below can help you find the campus resource that best matches your interests:

  • Exchange students:
    • If you are already a degree-seeking student at an institution outside the U.S., and you are interested in studying at U-M for a semester or year, please review our exchange programs.
  • International scholars:
    • If you are a scholar who hopes to visit U-M for research, guest teaching, or other forms of collaboration, please review our Visiting Scholars Programs.  If you are a faculty or staff member interested in creating a formal agreement between U-M and another institution, please see our international agreements page.
  • All international students and scholars:
    • Explore the U-M International Center and its broad range of immigration, orientation, and support services for our international community.
A group of new international students tour the U-M Museum of Art (Photo by Kate Zheng)

A group of new international students tours the U-M Museum of Art (Photo by Kate Zheng)


  • 2,775

    U-M is the No. 4 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers since the program was established in 1961

  • 17

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