Study abroad for undergraduates
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.
Additionally, current students should schedule an academic advising appointment with the BSI academic advisor via iTrack 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 iTrack. Staff are eager to hear from students who can share about courses and favorite experiences and to gather advice for future study abroad students.
Connect with the UMSI Career Development Office
Connect with the UMSI Career Development Office for guidance on updating your resume and learn how to best market the skills and experiences gained while abroad. Current students may make an appointment at umsi.info/iTrack-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 umich.edu email address.)