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Prospective Students


Semester in Detroit provides opportunities for students to engage with and learn from Detroit and its communities. Students from every college and all years are eligible to take classes in the city or participate in our immersive full semesters in the city during spring/summer or fall semesters.

Students from Grand Valley State University and University of Michigan - Dearborn  & Flint are eligible to apply.

Three ways to get involved: 

1. Take a class.

Check out our spring and fall curriculum pages. In addition, the Detroiters Speak minicourse is a good introduction to Semester in Detroit. Learn more about Detroiters Speak and watch previous classes here.

2. Spend a Semester in Detroit.

This is our most immersive option for the student wanting a long-term living and learning experience in Detroit. Students intern at local community organizations in a wide variety of fields and have opportunities to build deep relationships with activists and community leaders. 

3. Continue your engagement.

Semester in Detroit alumni are eligible to continue their engagement by proposing a project with a community organization and UM faculty member. Reach out for more information about furthering your engagement with the city.