The Women’s and Gender Studies Department encourages students to pursue opportunities abroad in order to enhance their education and gain global perspectives on feminist and gender issues. An excellent range of study abroad options exists for students at Michigan, including cultural immersion, summer fieldwork, intensive language training, and independent study programs. The Center for Flobal and Intercultural Study even has a page dedicated to Gender and Sexuality Studies abroad.
Many students consider their time abroad to be a defining part of their undergraduate education. It is important, therefore, to note that study abroad experiences are available to all students, regardless of background. Financial aid and scholarships are available for many programs, and students can consult with a Women’s and Gender Studies advisor to see how credits abroad might count towards a major or minor.
Students should consult the Center for Global and Intercultural Study and the Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates to find the right program for them.