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Tips and cultural information relating to international engagement for UM Stamps School of Art & Design students
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014 URL: http://guides.lib.umich.edu/ARTDESinternational Print Guide RSS Updates

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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 Stamps website. 
http://art-design.umich.edu/international/

All international experiences must be pre-approved and recorded in M-Compass.

International Planning Documents for Stamps students
http://art-design.umich.edu/forms/undergraduate

Which programs are offered by the Stamps School?
http://mcompass.umich.edu

 

Health & Safety

A Safe Trip Abroad:  The U.S. Department of State offers advice on current conditions in countries around the world
http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/safety/safety_1747.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.
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/lgbt/lgbt_5887.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/

 

Essential Travel Documents

Passport:  Do you have one?  Is it still valid?  U.S. citizens can learn how to apply for your first passport or renew at
http://travel.state.gov/passport/

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 date.  Some student visas can take several months to acquire.  Plus, assembling the visa application will take time.  Official transcripts, photographs and an official letter of admission from the host university are typical requirements.

Some countries allow U.S. citizens to visit their country as a tourist without a visa.  But the same country may require a student visa for study abroad that lasts longer than a few weeks.  Research the official requirements on the host country consulate's U.S. website. 

For example, students who plan to study in Spain for more than 90 days and who reside in Michigan, are within the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Spain Consulate of Chicago.  Applying for a student visa in Spain requires scheduling an appointment on-line and traveling to Chicago for a personal interview.  Read the following link for more information:

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/CHICAGO/en/ServiciosConsulares/consularservicesinchicago/visas/Pages/inicio.aspx

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