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University of Michigan School of Information


Study abroad for undergraduates

Bachelor of Science in Information student Toby Roth shows life as a student in Barcelona, Spain, studying at BAU College of Arts & Design Barcelona.

Information is a global field and UMSI values the diverse perspectives that students gain from studying abroad. The BSI Study Abroad Resource Guide gives a comprehensive overview of the study abroad process for BSI students. Review this guide to learn what to do before, during and after a study abroad experience.

Scholarships and financial aid are available for eligible students. The School of Information offers the UMSI Study Abroad Scholarship for students who participate in UMSI study abroad programs.

UMSI study abroad programs

UMSI partners with universities around the world that offer information courses taught in English that are directly applicable to the BSI degree. UMSI offers semester-long study abroad programs in these locations:

UMSI also offers a short-term, spring-semester study abroad program in May each year:

BSI students can also study abroad on programs sponsored by other U-M units such as LSA, Ross, and Engineering (found in M-Compass) or on programs beyond U-M’s offerings (see potential non-U-M programs in the BSI Study Abroad Resource Guide).

How to get started

Students are encouraged to review the BSI Study Abroad Resource Guide for first steps in the process. Cost and applications differ depending on the method of studying abroad.

Current BSI students can schedule a study abroad advising appointment on UMSI CareerLink or email [email protected] for more information or questions about studying abroad while enrolled in the BSI.

Additionally, current students should schedule an academic advising appointment with the BSI academic advisor via UMSI CareerLink to adequately plan their BSI course schedule and to ensure that study abroad is in alignment with intended graduation plans.

Connect with UMSI staff after your study abroad experience

Staff will reach out in the term following study abroad, but students can set up a global re-entry appointment to share about their experiences via UMSI CareerLink. Staff are eager to hear from students who can share about courses and favorite experiences and to gather advice for future study abroad students.

Learn more by reading the BSI Study Abroad Resource Guide! (Note that the BSI Study Abroad Resource Guide is only accessible to U-M community members with a email address.)