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Maize Away Programs

More info On Maize Away Programs

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Spend your May* away by participating in a 6-credit, 4 to 5-week program abroad on one of our Maize Aways! These programs are designed to make study abroad more accessible to students with less flexible schedules, whether it be because you are an athlete, have a summer job or internship, or have specific courses you need to take on campus during the summer term. Other students choose this option because they would like to study abroad for the first time on a shorter experience or would like to combine this program with another program. Topics and locations vary from year to year. Some programs are led by U-M faculty, whereas others are taught by local faculty. Deadlines vary, visit

*Due to scheduling, a program may begin in June. Please visit to get specific dates for each program. 

Scholarships & Funding

The LSA Study Abroad scholarship
Last year, the LSA Scholarship Office awarded over $1.7 Million in LSA Scholarships to students participating in CGIS programs. Over 95% of eligible LSA applicants received an LSA Study Abroad Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Students should apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship at the same time they apply for the program. Scholarships are granted based on financial need and may only be applied to one program per spring/summer period. Apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship at

Do you receive financial aid? 
Did you know that most U-M-awarded financial aid—grants, loans, and scholarships—may be used to help defray global study program cost? Students who receive financial aid during the school year are eligible to carry over their financial aid package abroad. LSA students who receive financial aid should also apply for the LSA Study Abroad Scholarship for assistance with program fees and travel expenses. Visit the Office of Financial Aid website at for details on how to apply a financial aid package toward a study abroad experience.

Additional Funding

For non-LSA students or students who don't receive financial aid on campus but need additional financial support to study abroad, there are scholarship opportunities! Some funding opportunities are open to all U-M students, while others specify criteria that limit eligibility. Visit for more information on other U-M Scholarships and national scholarships!