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Below you will find an overview of each CGIS program divided by region, program-type, and coming soon, by major/minor recommendations.
Each program page links to their M-Compass brochures, which is the University of Michigan’s comprehensive online tool for study abroad program information. You can search, save, and apply for international programs through M-Compass. Other information such as cost, available financial aid & scholarships, housing, deadlines, and more can be found there as well.
When selecting an intercultural experience, it is important for students to consider their personal, academic, and professional goals. Whether you hope to improve language skills, meet academic requirements, develop professional skills, or just step outside your comfort zone, each CGIS program offers unique benefits. Identifying objectives and expectations before beginning the search for a program will help you select appropriate intercultural experiences.
Pick a region!
The Center for Global & Intercultural Study (CGIS) offers 120+ programs in over 45 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 academuc year! Start your jorney 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.
The Michigan Difference
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!
By Major/Minor/LSA Requirements
Particpating in a CGIS program can help you satisify major/minor requirements and still all you particpate in an enriching cultural experience at the same time! CGIS programs can help satisfy LSA Language requirements, Race & Ethnicity Requirements, First-Year Writing Requirements and so much more. CGIS is currently working on providing program recommendations for specific majors/minors, but please keep in mind that this is not an exhausted list. From anthropology to mathematics and psychology, CGIS can help you fit studying abroad into your schedule!
If you would like to take coursework in your major or minor while abroad, please visit any of the following sections below that breaks down programs by specific majors offered at U-M. Please note these lists are a work in progress and CGIS will continue to update them.
The current information reflects past course offerings so please be aware that future offerings may vary. Please check our partner's website for the most current course offerings. Most importantly, plan to connect with your academic advisor to determine whether the programs you are interested in can help fulfill major or minor requirements.
Many careers today involve collaboration with colleagues or teams from around the world, and international internships provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world work experience in an intercultural setting. While participating on a CGIS-sponsored internship students will spend a number of hours each week working in a carefully vetted professional placement, and will earn academic credit for participating in an internship seminar that contextualizes the local work culture, explore differences between it and the American workplace culture, and helps develop the skills necessary to work most effectively across cultural differences. Click below to learn more!