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Communication & Media

The Communication & Media Department encourages students to pursue opportunities abroad to enhance their education and gain global perspectives. CGIS offers an excellent range of study abroad options for students at Michigan, including cultural immersion, internships, and more!


Study Abroad courses that are often used for major requirements.
 Students can easily fulfill their major and requirements through study abroad courses. For the Communication and Media major, students can contribute up to 10 credits towards the Additional Advanced COMM credit (elective) requirement. 

Process for approval: Students should consult with a Communication and Media advisor to see how credits abroad might count towards a major. Prior to going abroad, look at the pre-approved courses to see if your coursework has already been approved. Students can set up an appointment with a department advisor or email commadvisor@umich.edu with the course and term for their study abroad. Additionally, students can submit the courses to the study abroad course approval form

Contactcommadvisor@umich.edu is a good place to start if you have questions, or you can set up an advising appointment on the Communications & Media portal.

Funding opportunities: Financial aid and scholarships are available for many programs and the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship is also available to all eligible LSA students.

Next Steps: Once you've spoken to a Communication and Media advisor, attend a First Step session where you will learn general information about studying abroad through CGIS. Once you've attended a First Step session, you will then be eligible to schedule an appointment with a CGIS advisor who will be able to help you through the application process and can address any of your questions or concerns in relations to curriculum, navigating your identity, navigating through a specific country, and so much more! Check out the following regions below that offer specific programming in your desired field. The current information reflects past course offerings so please be aware that future offerings may vary. All coursework must be approved by your academic department and/or advisor.