Center for Global and Intercultural Study
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The Center for Global & Intercultural Study (CGIS) offers 140+ programs in over 50 countries. With programs scattered across 4 different regions, CGIS can help you fulfill your major/minor & language requirements abroad in programs ranging in length from 3 weeks to a full academic year! Start your journey today, by clicking on a region that you're interested in traveling to! If you're not sure which country you want to visit, don't worry! You can explore a complete list of our current programs below and if you have any questions, CGIS is here to help.
CGIS works with various partners and providers on-site to provide U-M students with an impactful international experience while also allowing them to satisfy major/minor requirements at the same time. On top of working with our various international providers, CGIS also works with U-M faculty that can provide unique custom programs that allows students to study special topics while engaging with communities around the world. CGIS offers opportunities to satsify their LSA language requirements abroad; Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates (GIEUs), which are project-based service learning programs; Global Course Connections, which consists of two components: an on-campus course during winter semester and a 3-4 week off-campus field experience that takes place during the summer; and Maize Aways, which are designed to make study abroad more accessible for students with busy schedules during the summer. Explore these options below!
CGIS is thrilled to bring the CGIS blog to the website as an easier way to access U-M students' stories from all around the world. In the following months, we will be transitioning all of the blogs from our previous blog website to here. This page will be updating frequently as we add new and old postings and with that may come a shift in how this page will be organized. We will try our best to maintain easy access throughout this project. Again, thank you for your patience and for now, please feel free to explore the current CGIS wordpress blog.
Join our peer advisors for a First Step session every Monday through Friday during the Fall & Winter term from 5 to 5:30pm in Weiser Hall, Suite 255. First Step sessions serve as a general study abroad orientation, which introduces who we are, the type of programs we offer, available scholarships & financial aid, health & safety, how the application process works, and more!! After you attend a First Step session, you will be e-mailed a link to schedule an appointment with a CGIS advisor who will help you determine which program works best for you! Please note that summer First Step sessions are offered during New Student Orientation. Dates for the summer sessions will be announced in the link above.
We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, CGIS needs your support.