Exploring U-M’s Opportunities Around the World


Identities Abroad

The University of Michigan is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourages all Wolverines to go abroad. In the 2016-2017 academic year, U-M sent 5,200+ students abroad to over 135 countries. 

As you consider international travel, it’s important to recognize that different social identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways. The following pages will help you explore how your social identities may influence where you choose to travel and affect the way you experience life in another country.

Read stories by students with similar identities, review recommendations for how to find and prepare for international travel, and explore links to resources for a deeper dive. Researching opportunities, learning about your host country, and leveraging available resources can help you take greater ownership of your international experience.

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

  • 2,775

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