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About UM and CGIS

For well over a century, the University of Michigan has been one of the most well-recognized and prestigious universities in the world, boasting internationally acclaimed research and faculty.

UM has consistently been listed among the top 20 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education rankings, and Forbes lists it as one of the top 20 universities for research. 

The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, a city known for its mix of small-town charm and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its thriving arts scene means that live music, theatre, dance, and poetry events are around every corner, in addition to a variety of world-class museums.

UM is also famous for its sports. The University of Michigan has a rich and storied athletics tradition. Intercollegiate competition began over 150 years ago. Women's athletics established formal varsity sports in the 1970s. Michigan athletic teams have claimed more than 50 national championships in 12 sports over the years, beginning with football's 1901 national title. The Michigan Stadium, known by locals as “the Big House,” is the largest stadium in the US. It’s impossible to miss football Saturdays in Ann Arbor. Students decked in maize and blue fill the streets to support the Wolverines.

About CGIS

The Center for Global and Intercultural Study is located one floor below the main lobby of Angell Hall. CGIS handles exchange agreements with specific international partner institutions. If your university’s exchange agreement is managed through CGIS, we will be your first resource connecting you to the rest of campus and providing you with resources for your time in the United States.

For questions related to visa and immigration laws, contact the International Center.