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Stamps International Experience

Tips and cultural information relating to international engagement for UM Stamps School of Art & Design students

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Librarian for Art & Design
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Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center has a multitude of resources available to faculty and students in support of teaching/learning languages and culture on the UM campus.

Health & Safety

A Safe Trip Abroad:  The U.S. Department of State offers advice on current conditions in countries around the worldhttps://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html

Travelers Health:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has resources to guide preparations for study abroad. 
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

Women Traveling Abroad:  In some countries, women may need to change their usual behavior to reduce the risk of unwanted attention or sexual harassment.  This may include dressing more conservatively, not traveling at night and only traveling in groups.
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/Women.html

Managing Stress Abroad:  Traveling abroad is filled with positive and negative stressors. Resources are available through U-M Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS).  Ask about "stress inoculation" and learn how to better manage stress.
http://caps.umich.edu

Mental Health Abroad: If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are currently being treated, research conditions in your host country to find out the kind and level of care that is available.  Some countries may not offer the kind of support your health care provider recommends.
http://studentsabroad.state.gov/health/mentalhealth.php

LGBTQA Issues Abroad: Laws and customs regarding LGBT vary widely by country.  Carefully research acceptability in your host country before putting yourself in a potentially dangerous situation. Start with the U.S. Department of State website.
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/lgbt.html

Talk to staff at the the U-M Spectrum Center.  They have recently posted materials on international experiences.
http://spectrumcenter.umich.edu/

Disabilities Abroad:  Many kinds of disabilities can be managed abroad.  Find resources on how to do this at Mobility International USA
http://miusa.org/

 

MyWorldAbroad.com

(formerly The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas) offers access to information and assistance relating to working, interning, volunteering, teaching, and traveling abroad.

UM Study Abroad

Listed here are UM links to help students identify study-abroad programs.

Wi-Fi Abroad

eduroam (education roaming) is a secured WiFi network service that allows students, faculty and staff to use their home institution's WiFi credentials to access WiFi network services, when visiting other eduroam participating institutions—without having to set up a guest account. 

Free Study Abroad Web Resources

GoAbroad.com
This comprehensive site is searchable by country and subject.

Ericae.net: Educational Guide for Studying Abroad
Read this guide prepared by ERIC/AE (The Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation) to learn why, where and how to study abroad.

IIE Passport: Study Abroad Funding
This site allows you to search for study abroad funding opportunities by country of interest, subject area, or personal background information.

Studyabroad.com
Here you will find links to grants, scholarships, fellowships, and other types of funding for study abroad opportunities. There are funding resources by region of interest, underrepresented student scholarships, government resources, and much more. Use this resource wisely by reading all of the fine print and selecting resources that are reputable, such as those that end in .gov or .org.

Residency Opportunities for Artists

UM Funding Resources for International Study or Research

Undergraduate Students:
Funding for Overseas Language Learning or Research
The UM International Institute provides an annotated list of funding opportunities for undergraduates interested in international research and study.

M-Compass Programs Search
Use this form to search for ongoing and scholarship programs based on one or more criteria including city, eligable majors, foreign language requirement, program type, etc.

UM Study Abroad Funding Opportunities
Information about Study Abroad opportunities at UM are available here, as well as financial aid for participation in these programs. There are also scholarship events through the Office of International Programs that may benefit those studying overseas.

UM International Center Funding Resources for Study Abroad
Scholarship and grant opportunities are provided from offices across campus, such as funding from the International Institute and the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, as well as government resources, and regionally-focused aid, such as the Freeman Asia Awards and Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan. Financial opportunities for graduating students are also provided, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Fulbright scholarships and fellowships.

Graduate Students:
Funding for Overseas Research
The UM International Institute provides an annotated list of funding opportunities for graduates interested in international research and study.

M-Compass Programs Search
Use this form to search for ongoing and scholarship programs based on one or more criteria including city, eligable majors, foreign language requirement, program type, etc.

UM International Center Funding Resources
This link provides information for scholarships and fellowships available to graduate and professional school students interested in international study.

Faculty Members:
Funding for Overseas Research
The UM International Institute provides an annotated list of funding opportunities for faculty members interested in international research and study.

The Foundation Center Resources

The Graduate Library is a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection.  The following resources are available to current University of Michigan faculty, staff and students from any Internet enabled computer.  They are also available to the public within the Library.