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Why CGIS?

Whether you want to develop the skills you’ll need to compete in a global economy, cultivate your language competencies, or build meaningful connections with people from around the world, this is the best time in your life for a global experience.

Studying abroad often proves to be a pivotal experience, but deciding which program is the best fit can be daunting as you consider questions such as: How will this enhance my course of study? When should I go? For how long? Where? Can I afford it? How do I prepare? Will my credits transfer? CGIS advisors are here to help you with these and many other questions.

By participating in a CGIS program:

  • LSA students receive in-residence credit, just as if you had taken your courses here in Ann Arbor.
  • Most of your financial aid will transfer, and your aid package can be adjusted to account for additional expenses such as airfare, passport and visa fees, and immunizations.
  • LSA students who receive need-based aid are eligible for additional funding through LSA Scholarships, which recently has awarded over $1.7 million to students who apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship.
  • You will receive expert advice and support before, during, and after your experience.

It is never too early to start planning your global education experience. Stop by the CGIS office today, in 200 Weiser Hall, right under the main lobby.

Other International Opportunities in LSA

The Global Opportunities office within the LSA Opportunity Hub offers other international experiences—such as internships abroad—to enhance the liberal arts curriculum.