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The Semester in Detroit program transforms U-M students through substantive, sustained and reciprocal relationships with the people, organizations, and neighborhoods of Detroit. By living, learning, and working in the city, our students engage with community leaders in transformative work—strengthening themselves as well as the wider region.

For the semester, students live in community-based housing, enroll in a rigorous curriculum taught by Ann Arbor faculty at U-M’s Detroit Center and the Cass Corridor Commons, and participate in a community-based internship.  

Studying off-campus in Detroit can often be more expensive for UM-SID students as most students are unable to hold paid jobs while involved in our rigorous program.  Transportation around the huge city of Detroit can also add additional financial burdens to our students.  As a result, scholarship funding is needed to enable more students to participate, regardless of their financial need.

Be a victor

We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, Semester in Detroit needs you—because the world needs Victors.