Some things to consider before Open Advising

One of the questions you might be asking yourself is how do you satisfy major and minor requirements while your abroad? The quick answer is that any LSA student seeking an international program with CGIS can receive U-M, in-residence credit. That means you can pick real classes that will help you stay on track for graduation without having to fall behind. The Newnan Advising Center & CGIS can help you answer questions regarding coursework you'll need to satisfy while your abroad! 

Many students believe that they cannot afford a study abroad experience because of financial barriers, but thanks to the support of the UM’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and the LSA Scholarship Office, they can help students break down these barriers so make sure to check in with them!

Here are some questions to consider when speaking with an advisor:

For Newnan Advising Center

  • Can my study abroad credits count toward my distribution requirement?
  • How about other LSA requirements?
  • Can I fulfill major and minor requirements abroad?
  • When should I talk to my LSA advisor about my classes abroad?
  • Do I need to follow up after I get back?


  • What feedback do you have for past participants?
  • Is this program a good fit for first-time travelers?
  • Tell me more about the homestay experience and what to expect.
  • I'm interested in taking classes for my major abroad during the fall semester. Can you make some suggestions?
  • Where do I find costs for a program? 
  • Is the program competative? If so, can I submit more than one application?
  • Can you share resources avaliable to students in the LGBTQ+ community? 
  • How do my classes count towards my degree plan?
  • Does financial aid and sholarships work for study abroad programs? 
  • Is there a way to connect me with past participants? 
  • When should I start the researching and application process? 

For the LSA Scholarship Office

LSA Scholarship Office

  • How do I pay for study abroad?
  • What scholarships are available at U-M for study abroad?
  • How do I apply for an LSA Study Abroad Scholarship?
  • What if I am a pell grant recipient?

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Speak with other Off-Campus partners now to discuss programs below!

We have off-campus partners standing by to talk to you about Spring/Summer programs from 4-5pm EDT on both Wednesday, October 6th & Thursday, October 7th. Click the regions of the world below to browse programs that we'll have representatives for. Each program link will take you to a zoom room where a representative will be discussing the ins and outs of our programs.

Need help coming up with some questions to ask our representatives?

Click here to check out our Question Guide!

  • How many credits can I earn on this program? 
  • What feedbacks have past participants given? 
  • Is there anything I need to know about living in this location?
  • Walk me through your application process?
  • How competative is the application? Do you recommend I have a backup program?
  • Does your organization offer any scholarships?
  • Where can I do more research on the academics offered?
  • Is the teaching style different than what I'm used to here in the U.S.?
  • What excursions/trips are offered during this program? Are they included in the cost or is it an extra expense?
  • How much does this program cost and does that include housing?
  • Tell me more about the accomodations?
  • How do students interact with the host community?
  • Do you have any tips for language study to help prepare?