Stamps International Requirement
What is the international requirement? Do I have to study abroad for credit? Can I volunteer or conduct research abroad and fulfill the requirement? Find out on the A&D website. All international experiences must be pre-approved and recorded in M-Compass.
Guidance for Stamps students
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Health & Safety
A Safe Trip Abroad: The U.S. Department of State offers advice on current conditions in countries around the world
Travelers Health: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has resources to guide preparations for study abroad.
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.
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.
LGBT 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. And, talk to staff the U-M Spectrum Center.
Disabilities Abroad: Many kinds of disabilities can be managed abroad. Find resources on how to do this at Mobility International USA
Passport: Do you have one? Is it still valid? U.S. citizens can learn how to apply for your first passport or renew at
Visa: Does your host country require one? This is a complicated question whose answer depends on your country of citizenship, the purpose and length of your visit and the regulations of the host country. Research visa requirements well in advance of your departure because some can take several months to acquire.