Support for PICS Degree Students
The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) encourages international studies degree students, both concentrators and minors, to study abroad. PICS provides limited financial assistance to students enrolled in the international studies program and registered for an approved U-M study abroad program, either during the academic year or during the spring and/or summer terms. Typically an approved program is defined as one organized by the U-M Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS). PICS funds may be used for travel, living expenses, or to offset the cost of tuition.
As a recipient of a CICS study abroad grant during the summer of 2008, international studies minor Sheila Daniels, from Brighton, Michigan, lived and took classes at the Villa Corsi-Salviati in Sesto Fiorentino, Italy. She studied art history, architecture, and Italian culture.
With a 2007-08 academic year study abroad grant from CICS, international studies minor Yifeng Zhao enrolled in the Peking University School of International Studies. Yifeng, who hails from Hamden, Connecticut, has a strong interest in U.S.-China relations and had previously studied international relations and international law.