A short video about the Semester in Detroit experience of spring 2012 Alum, Mary Naoum, courtesy of Michigan's World Class.
Students may choose from two opportunities to participate in Semester in Detroit. Twice each year, Semester in Detroit brings a new student cohort to live, learn, work and engage in the city. Fall semester runs from September through December, and spring semester runs from May through July. Applications for the spring and fall semesters are accepted on a rolling basis, but final deadlines are detailed on the Applying to SID page.
Through an intensive urban studies curriculum that explores 20th century Detroit history, urban planning, the non-profit sector, creative writing, and more, students learn about the city in a comprehensive way that isn’t available through single course offerings. As an experiential program, the classes are not the only way students learn of the city - yet they provide vital tools and insight to take with students through their own experiences in Detroit.