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Global opportunities

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Information is a global field that benefits from diverse perspectives and collaboration across borders. UMSI offers many opportunities for students to develop and apply their information skills in a global context.

Undergraduate opportunities

Bachelor of Science in Information student Toby Roth captures life as a semester exchange student in Barcelona, Spain.

Bachelor of Science in Information (BSI) students have the opportunity to participate in semester-long or short-term study abroad opportunities through UMSI.

Semester exchange 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. We offer semester-long study abroad programs in the following locations:

Financial aid and scholarships — including the UMSI Study Abroad Scholarship — are available for eligible students. 

BSI students can also study abroad through programs sponsored by other University of Michigan (U-M) units, such as the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; the Ross School of Business; and the College of Engineering (found in M-Compass) or through non-UM programs.

Short-term programs

UMSI also offers three-week study abroad programs in May each year, allowing students to take one course in another country after UMSI’s academic year has concluded. Current short-term programs include: 

Graduate opportunities

The Engaged Learning Office (ELO) is in the process of developing new, graduate-level global opportunities. Students who would like to learn more, or share thoughts and ideas, can email [email protected]

Student-initiated international activities

Students wishing to pursue international internships, research or other projects or activities abroad are encouraged to make an appointment with the ELO for support and guidance by emailing [email protected].

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