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Sharing Your Experience

Sharing your study abroad experiences is a great way to remember your time overseas, as well as inspire others to take part in an international experience. Here's how:

CGIS Photo Contest: Nearly every photo used in CGIS promotional materials was taken by a UM student who has returned from a study abroad experience. This gives our materials a vibrancy and authenticity that helps convey our students' incredible personal and academic journeys. Each year, CGIS holds a contest in which students who participated in CGIS programs can submit photos and win prizes.

CGIS E-Advisor: What do you wish you had known before departing on your study abroad experience? CGIS E-Advisors can help. E-Advisors are students who have participated in CGIS programs and are available to answer questions and share their experiences.

CGIS sends annual email invitations to this program to students who participated in a CGIS study abroad program within the last year. If you went abroad over a year ago and are still interested in the program, please contact CGIS at

CGIS Alumnx Volunteer: Throughout the year CGIS hosts a number of study abroad promotional events including the Study Abroad Fair in October and the Mental Health Abroad panel event held each semester. If you would like to help out at a CGIS event, please contact your advisor or the CGIS office (

CGIS Peer Advisor: Every year CGIS hires a small group of past study abroad students to work in the CGIS office. Please check the CGIS Employment Opportunities page for openings and more information.

Study Abroad Stories, Photos, and Videos: CGIS welcomes student submissions of stories, photos, and videos. These are often featured in our annual catalog, promotional materials and office. Please check Capturing/Sharing Your Experience & Ethical Photography for more information.

Schedule a Meeting with Your CGIS Advisor:
Finally, we would love to talk to you about your experience! You can schedule an appointment with your adivsor after your term abroad and let us know how it went!