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Most student-athletes believe that they do not have time to fit a study abroad experience into their college career. The Center for Global and Intercultural Study (LSAs Study Abroad Office) wants to help break that misconception and assist student-athletes in taking their education overseas while at Michigan.
Did You Know?
- CGIS has partnered with the Athletic Department to increase student-athlete access to study abroad opportunities
- CGIS offers over 100+ programs, with many short-term (3 - 4 week programs) available, especially during the spring/summer semesters!
- If you are a scholarship athlete, in most cases, your athletic scholarship will cover most, if not all, of your study abroad costs!
- Even if you are not receiving an athletic scholarship, there are a number of other scholarships and funding opportunities available to you
- Studying abroad was second ("more sleep" was first) on a list of things PAC-12 student-athletes said they wish they could have done during their undergraduate studies but couldn't due to athletic commitments (PAC-12, 2015).
Where do I start?
Why Study Abroad?
Things to consider
If you are not a full scholarship athlete or are not receiving a scholarship at all, there are still a number of other ways to find funding to help pay for your experience abroad! Please see below for a link to get you started and visit your CGIS Advisor for more information.
UM Student-Athlete Study Abroad Alumni
Since 2016, CGIS has sent 58 student-athletes on study abroad programs, which is a 450% increase over the previous two years.
In 2017, we sent 46 student-athletes from 9 different athletic teams at the University of Michigan.
See below for just a small sample of our recent alumni:
- Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (M Basketball) -- Sports and Society in Barcelona, Spring 2017
- Noah Furbush (Football) - Food, Energy and Water in Costa Rica, Spring 2017
- Leah Crockett (W Soccer) - Sports Psychology in Seville, Spring 2017
- William Hart (Football) - Reading and Writing Fairytales in Iceland, Spring 2017
- Kimberly Johnson (Water Polo) - Summer in Athens, Spring 2017
- Clara Smiddy (W Swimming) - Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Summer 2016
- Matthew Zimmerman (M Swimming) - University of Oxford, St. Peters, Summer 2016
- Maurice Hurst (Football) - Athletic Contests in Israel, Spring 2016
- Chris Wormley (Football) - Athletic Contests in Israel, Spring 2016
- Libby Murray (Rowing) - Athletic Contests in Israel, Spring 2016
- Claire Borchers (W Track) - GIEU Peru, Spring 2016
If you have questions about your status as a student-athlete and how it might affect your study-abroad experience, contact the CGIS Athletic Department liaison, Rachel Reuter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in learning more about a specific program, contact the CGIS advisor listed for that program.