Study Abroad


Moscow Study Tour, 2008. Alaina Lemon, associate professor of anthropology, with U-M students and their Russian hosts. Photo by Zane Salim.


Internship Opportunities in Croatia and Kosovo

Application Deadline: February 20, 2015

The Center for European Studies (CES) and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) have established internship opportunities for U-M undergraduate students for summer 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia and Pristina, Kosovo. U-M Ann Arbor students may apply for summer funding to help support participation in this program. More information

Poland 2015 Study Abroad Program

Application Deadline: February 26, 2015

The University of Michigan, Dearborn offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate study abroad program in major Polish cities. Led by U-M Dearborn history professors Anna Muller and Jamie L. Wraight, the program will take place from May 27-June 24, 2015. More information

U-M Ann Arbor students may apply for Copernicus Summer Grants or Amelia Kulesa Konopka Fellowships to help support participation in this program.

Interested students should contact Erica Ross for an application.

CREES Study Tours

CREES occasionally sponsors short-term interdisciplinary study tours in Poland and Russia. The Center's most recent offering was a Moscow Study Tour in May 2008.  Please re-visit the CREES website for future programs. In addition, CREES, the International Institute, and other U-M units offer grants to support individually-developed internships and research projects in the region (see Student Funding). 

Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS)

U-M's Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) offers several semester and year-long study abroad opportunities in Eastern Europe and Russia for which U-M students receive in-residence (not transfer) credit. Visit M-Compass to search for current program offerings in the Czech Republic, Finland, Poland, and Russia.

University of Michigan Travel Policy

Effective 9/1/11, all U-M students traveling abroad for University-related purposes (i.e., participating in study, research, work, or volunteer programs organized or supported by U-M departments/units or for which U-M in-residence credit is granted) are required to 

  1. Register their travel in the U-M Travel Registry and 
  2. Buy U-M’s Travel Abroad Health Insurance. Students may also buy this insurance for personal or leisure travel abroad. For information about the plan's benefits and costs, see Travel Abroad Health Insurance.

For information about immunizations and other travel-related health matters, see Travel Health Services.

Other Education Abroad Options in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Some students opt to pursue study abroad programs on their own that are not sponsored by U-M (see sample programs listed below). Courses taken on non-U-M programs may or may not count for credit or towards distribution or major requirements. Please consult with the LSA Academic Advising Center and your department advisor for advice on transfer credits before enrolling in these non-U-M programs. 

Two useful resources for program options are:

  1. The CREES opportunities blog
  2. The International Center's Overseas Opportunities Office (a clearinghouse for information on a broad range of education abroad options including study, internships, volunteering, etc.)

Programs at Other U.S. Colleges and Universities

Other Information Resources or Program Providers