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CGIS Blog & News

Welcome to the CGIS Blog!

The CGIS Blog is a central location where students can access stories written by U-M students who have gone abroad. This page is updated frequently and can be searched using the "Search News" button on the sidebar to explore various topics such as location and identity. Archived stories can be explore archived posts here.

We are always looking for new blog contributions from CGIS alumni - please consider sharing your story if you have been or currently are on a CGIS study abroad or international internship program!

Recent Blog Posts

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Cultural Insights and Personal Growth: Reflections from GIEU Brazil

"Upon arrival, my excitement shifted to overwhelming fear, underscored by my foreigner status and perceived privilege. In São Paulo, I confronted stereotypes and found comfort in familiar spaces."

- Faith Stinson

Category: Identity; Americas

Tags: Center for Global and Intercultural Study; Ethnicity; Race

3-Minute Travel Guide: Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Isla Colón, Panama

Get a peek into Alina's recommended do and don'ts for studying abroad at SFS Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies!

Category: Americas; Places to Go & Things to Do

Tags: Center for Global and Intercultural Study

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