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Engaged Learning

In the College of LSA, your education is about more than searching for answers in a textbook. There are real-world problems out there that need solving, and creative minds like yours—working with the best and brightest faculty—have the potential to impact the world.

To that end, numerous programs in the College foster hands-on work, innovative thinking, and experiences that challenge and transform.

 

COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES PROGRAM

Students in CSP's Summer Bridge Scholars Program have an excellent opportunity to strengthen their academic skills, build a professional support network, and familiarize themselves with the campus and its resources. 

 

INTERNSHIPS

Changing the world means actually experiencing it. The LSA Opportunity Hub supports our internship program, which helps students explore their interests outside the classroom.

 

GLOBAL STUDIES

LSA students push boundaries—and literally cross them. LSA offers 99 global study programs covering 6 continents. 

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (UROP)

More than 1,300 first- and second-year students and 800 faculty engage in dynamic research partnerships to foster inquisitive and independent real-world learning. 

 

SERVICE LEARNING

Help strengthen communities, enrich your academic experience, and create the foundation for a lifetime of service to others. Service learning opportunities include the Ginsberg CenterProject Community, and Project Outreach.

 

MICHIGAN LEARNING COMMUNITIES (MLCs)

MLC programs are small, scholarly, and diverse communities that link intellectual ideas and shared interests between students and faculty.

 

MICHIGAN IN WASHINGTON

Each year, 45–50 University of Michigan undergraduates from all majors spend a semester in Washington, D.C., combining coursework with an internship to earn a full semester of credits. 

 

SEMESTER IN DETROIT (SiD)

Combining a semester-long residence in the city with rigorous academic study and a comprehensive community-based internship, SiD students become deeply involved in—and committed to—the life, challenges, and promise of this important American city. 

 

THE LIBERAL ARTS IN PRACTICE

Think outside the textbook with learning opportunities such as the New England Literature Program, the U-M Biological Station, and Camp Davis.