European Languages offered at U-M
The following information is about European language courses that are regularly offered at the University of Michigan.
German, Dutch, Flemish, and Swedish
The German department provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn about the EU through several courses that were developed with CES sponsorship. Its abundant other courses feature sequences in business and law, conversation, film, gender studies, history and culture, linguistics, literature, music/visual arts, politics/society, and science and engineering. Department offerings include a lecture series, a film series, an annual German Day event, and a German-speaking residence. It has won student awards for excellence and has a highly respected graduate program, known for its accomplished faculty and radical interdisciplinarity. German Studies cooperates with the engineering school to offer a German track in the Program in Global Engineering.
The Dutch and Flemish Studies program within the German department offers a four-semester language sequence, sponsors lectures and a Dutch writer-in-residence, and has a close relationship with the Netherlands America University League (NAUL) as well as with the American Association for Netherlandic Studies (AANS).
The Scandinavian Studies program offers four semesters of Swedish, sponsors the annual Signe Karlström Event, and helps students secure internships in Scandinavian countries.
French, Italian, and Spanish
In addition to their large variety of courses in French, Italian, and Spanish language and literature, the Romance department offers special topics courses each semester that illuminate specific regions and cultures in France, Italy, and Spain. Romance sponsors an array of events, administers the Vincenti Study Abroad Scholarship, and publishes two academic journals, Disposito: American Journal of Culture and Histories and Michigan Romance Studies.
The Modern Greek Program in the Department of Classical Studies offers courses in Greek language, literature, culture, and history, and encourages its students to take classes in the anthropology of Europe, Byzantine and Balkan history, art history, and political science. It offers a class on Athens that takes students to Greece's capital city. The program hosts an array of events and speakers on topics related to Europe. It administers Foundation for Modern Greek Studies travel and research grants for work in Greece and awards yearly student prizes for exceptional work related to the Greek legacy through the Arthur and Mary Platsis Fund.
The Residential College (RC) offers students intensive language courses in Spanish, French, and German.
U-M Institutes, Centers, & Programs
- Center for International & Comparative Law (Law School)
- Center for Political Studies
- European Legal Studies Program (Law School)
- International Institute
- International Policy Center (Ford School of Public Policy)
- Michigan in Washington Program
- William Davidson Institute
U-M Academic and Funding Resources
- GLOBAL MICHIGAN
The portal gives U-M students easy access to opportunities abroad and related policies, and helps international students to find their way at the university.
- INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FUNDING
- LSA COURSE GUIDE
- LSA SCHOLARSHIPS
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) offers global experience and internship scholarships to qualified LSA students.
- MY WORLD ABROAD
Study abroad tools and resources, with free access for U-M students.
- OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITIES OFFICE
The Overseas Opportunities Office, a unit of the U-M International Center, provides information about options for studying, working, or traveling abroad to students and other members of the U-M community.
- U-M ACADEMIC SUPPORT WEBSITE
- U-M FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Funding opportunities for U-M students. The site is maintained by the LSA Honors Program, but students outside of this program may be eligible for funding.
- U-M LIBRARY