The International Institute (II) and its centers provide resources that help faculty enrich the educational environment for students. The II also serves as a connecting point for faculty to network with other scholars on campus and at partnering institutions worldwide.
The International Institute Experiential Learning Fund is designed to support faculty-led group travel for undergraduate, graduate or professional school students wishing to incorporate education abroad into an ongoing course, group internship, or other academic program. The program is designed to enhance student learning through participation in course-related activities outside the classroom. Learn more.
Support for Faculty
In addition to the International Institute’s Experiential Learning program, the institute also offers funding for faculty to host conferences that advance international learning on the U-M campus and in the local community, as well as administrative support to apply for prestigious national grant competitions. Learn more.
Find Faculty Members with Similar Interests
The International Institute provides resources that connect the U-M campus, making it possible for faculty members to connect with others who share similar research interests.
Our area indexes include a detailed listing of faculty members conducting research in specific countries and world regions. Search the indexes to identify academics at U-M with whom to exchange ideas and discuss new approaches to address pressing global issues.
Our China and Africa Indexes are the first step of a bold initiative to map the campus. Over time, the project will be expanded to include other countries and world regions.
International Institute Programming
The International Institute’s centers sponsor conferences, lectures, exhibits, and cultural performances throughout the year. Faculty members are often invited to participate as lecturers or panelists. View upcoming events.