The Center for European Studies encourages U-M students to spend time during their studies in Europe, either as part of a formal study abroad program, conducting independent research, or participating in an internship. See below for information on study abroad options for U-M students, and visit our funding opportunities page for more on support for overseas travel.
EU Study Abroad Program
Application Deadline: January 19, 2015
This University of Windsor/University of Michigan program is sponsored by CES and led by Stephen Brooks, professor of political science at the University of Windsor and director of Michigan's Ottawa Internship Program. The theme for the 2015 program is "The EU as a Global Actor," and the program will take place in Leuven and Brussels, Belgium, from May 3-16, 2015.
Application Deadline: February 20, 2015
The Center for European Studies (CES) and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) have established internship opportunities for U-M undergraduate students for summer 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia and Pristina, Kosovo. U-M Ann Arbor students may apply for CES summer funding to help support participation in this program.
Poland 2015 Study Abroad Program
Application Deadline: EXTENDED to March 31, 2015
The University of Michigan, Dearborn offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate study abroad program in major Polish cities. Led by U-M Dearborn history professors Anna Muller and Jamie L. Wraight, the program will take place from May 27-June 24, 2015.
Interested students should contact Erica Ross for an application.
Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS)
U-M's Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS) offers several semester and year-long study abroad opportunities in Europe for which U-M students receive in-residence (not transfer) credit. Visit M-Compass to search for current program offerings in the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
University of Michigan Travel Policy
Effective 9/1/11, all U-M students traveling abroad for University-related purposes (i.e., participating in study, research, work, or volunteer programs organized or supported by U-M departments/units or for which U-M in-residence credit is granted) are required to
- Register their travel in the U-M Travel Registry and
- Buy U-M’s Travel Abroad Health Insurance. Students may also buy this insurance for personal or leisure travel abroad. For information about the plan's benefits and costs, see Travel Abroad Health Insurance.
For information about immunizations and other travel-related health matters, see Travel Health Services.
Some students opt to pursue study abroad programs on their own that are not sponsored by U-M (see sample programs listed below). Courses taken on non-U-M programs may or may not count for credit or towards distribution or major requirements. Please consult with the LSA Academic Advising Center and your department advisor for advice on transfer credits before enrolling in these non-U-M programs.
Study Abroad in Europe Resources
- CES announcement blog
- U-M International Center Overseas Opportunities Office
- French Embassy in the United States
Study Abroad Programs
- Central European University
- EURO Scholars: European Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- Hessen International Summer Universities (ISU)
- Munich University Summer Training in German and European Law (MUST)
Graduate Programs in European Studies
- Charles University Prague, Central European Comparative Studies
- Charles University Prague, European Studies
- College of Europe
- Erasmus School of Economics
- Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI)
- European University Institute
- Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
- London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc in European Politics and Governance
- University of North Carolina, TransAtlantic Masters Program
- University of Bonn, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI)
- Webster University, Vienna