Options & Scenarios
As you research your options for study abroad programs there are 4 basic scenarios: A&D programs, UM programs, non-UM programs, and Direct Applications to International Programs.
1. A&D Programs
- Summer programs: Each summer, A&D offers faculty and staff led international programs. The typical program is 3 weeks and participation in these programs will fulfill the IE requirement. Announcements for these programs are made in December each year with informational meetings starting early in Winter term. There is a participation fee.
- Semester or Year long Programs: You can participate in study abroad through one of our A&D Exchange Partner Schools. Each school has its own admission requirements and calendar so you must check their websites for details. As an exchange student you will be participating directly in that school’s curriculum as an enrolled student. You will register for UM / A&D credit while you are participating and will therefore pay UM tuition. Travel, housing, fees and insurance are all extra expenses in addition to tuition. UM financial aid and scholarships do apply for these programs.
2. UM Programs
- Each of the schools and colleges on the UM campus offer international courses and programs that run the gamut. Some are components of academic year courses and travel occurs during winter break, others are summer, semester or year-long. Fees and admission requirements will vary and you should discuss the programs directly with the providers. UM credit will be granted and UM financial aid and scholarships will apply for these programs.
3. Non-UM programs
- A myriad of non-UM, US based schools and programs are available for travel, study, intern or work abroad. Websites such as http://www.studyabroad.com highlight many of these programs. Also, other Universities and Colleges also offer programs. For example, Michigan State University and University of Wisconsin both have applicable study abroad programs. Do your research, talk with people who have participated, and always check with A&D prior to enrolling to confirm that credits will transfer!
4. Direct Application to International Schools / Programs
- It is possible to deal directly with some Colleges and Universities abroad. You can apply and register as a visiting, non-degree student. Some services might be lacking using this approach, but for many schools it is a good solution. You need to check with A&D prior to enrolling to confirm that credits will transfer!