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The Program in International and Comparative Studies (PICS) is one of the fastest growing undergraduate programs at the University of Michigan, with over 500 students currently enrolled in the International Studies major and minor. We seek to be a focal point for the interdisciplinary study of issues that transcend borders and to encourage students and faculty to broaden their horizons while deepening their knowledge of cultures and political, economic, and social contexts. Serving the diverse needs of our students is a top priority. Gifts are essential to enable PICS to maintain and enhance Michigan's well-deserved reputation as a leader in international education. Your contribution can support the following key initiatives:

PICS International Internships

PICS students secure their own internships abroad and apply to PICS for additional funding to help offset travel and housing costs. PICS would like to grant support to all International Studies students seeking valuable international work experience. [DONATE]

PICS Student Fellowships Fund

PICS receives numerous strong applications for student study and research abroad. Current resources cannot fund all the great student applications. PICS would like to support to all the worthy International Studies students who wish to study abroad. [DONATE]

PICS Strategic Fund

This fund supports PICS curriculum development and expansion of public affairs, career and postgraduate programming to enhance student opportunities to interact with international affairs academics and practitioners via innovative courses and events. [DONATE]

The World Needs Victors

Give today because the world needs Victors. Ensure that the best, brightest minds have access to the College regardless of their financial circumstances. Fund real-world, global experiences outside the classroom through entrepreneurial efforts and internships. Support frontline research across disciplines to inspire bold ideas that will solve the most challenging problems in our changing world... a world that needs Victors.

Read more about our priorities.  

To make an online gift to PICS, please visit the Leaders & Best website.