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Study Abroad

FTVM Students Planning to Study Abroad

Prior to going abroad, you must meet with the FTVM Associate Chair David Marek for preliminary approval of how proposed courses may count in the major or minor.  Please provide course descriptions, syllabi, or other available material.  You should also contact an advisor in LS&A to be sure courses will transfer into the College. 

NOTE: If the course(s) are taken through the Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS), they are considered University of Michigan courses and do not need assessment by an LSA transfer advisor. 

SAVE all of your materials – syllabi, reading lists, papers, exams, projects, etc. – from your course(s) taken while abroad.  When you return to UM, you will provide these course materials to the FTVM Associate Chair for final transfer credit assessment in the FTVM major or Global Media Studies minor.  Please schedule an advising appointment with the Associate Chair for a date and time at least one week following receipt of your materials. 

Where Do FTVM Students Study Abroad?

FTVM student Caroline Schaper ('15) went abroad to Grenoble, France in the summer of 2013. She lived with a French family in the Alps and studied at Stendhal University where she took classes in French language, civilization and literature. She's double-majoring in French and FTVM, so all of her credits went to French, but she still participated in a lot of film-related activities, like festivals and museums. She was able to travel around the south of France and visited Switzerland and Monaco.

Chelsea Golub studied abroad in London, UK, during the second semester of her junior year on IES Study London Program. She had the most amazing time immersing herself into the British culture and lifestyle. There, she took a combination of the Department of Film, Television, and Media classes as well as International Studies and British Classes. She lived in the trendy Spitalfields area of London and took classes in Holborn in the center of London. She made life-long friends and connections she will never forget. Not only was she able to travel around the UK, but also, she visited 10 other countries.

FTVM '14 graduate Mary Bridget Welch studied abroad during her junior year, winter semester in London, UK at Queen Mary University of London in the East End. She took a few film studies classes, one about Alfred Hitchcock who was actually from the East End, one about Japanese cinema, and another focusing on audience and reception studies. She traveled to nine different countries and all over the UK.

Overall, it was a truly amazing and rewarding experience!

Study Abroad Funding Opportunities