Beyond the Diag - Off Campus Housing

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As we begin the new semester, we dream of being somewhere a little more exotic than the MLB or Chem Building. While we have all grown to love Ann Arbor and call it home, studying abroad is a great opportunity to have your classroom daydreams come true and experience different cultures.   

The Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) offers more than 70 English and non-English speaking programs in over 30 countries. The programs range from 3-4 weeks of service learning experiences to traditional studying at a foreign university for the summer, a semester, or a year. Opportunities also exist to go abroad with a faculty-led class.

In order to learn more about and apply for a study abroad program, you must attend a Ready, Set, Go Global! Session. These occur Monday-Friday from 5-6pm in the CGIS office located in G155 Angell Hall. The presentation will help you decide which program fits your interests best, including where you want to go, how long you prefer to study abroad, if you want to live in a residence hall or with a host family, what language you want instructions to be in, and more. The M-Compass website also allows you to search programs based on location, term, classes offered, housing, language and program type.

For more information about CGIS and study abroad programs, visit their website at or schedule an advising appointment by calling (734)764-4311 or emailing Safe travels and Go Blue!


Contributed by Julie Ramus