Undergraduate Global Opportunities
- Quito, Ecuador (2 ½ weeks) Travel to Ecuador takes place in June. Intermediate Spanish proficiency required.
- New Delhi, India. Travel (3 weeks) Travel to India takes place in August. No foreign language proficiency required.
There is an additional option for students to incorporate global health concepts into the required curriculum.
N456: Community Health Nursing: This required core class, normally taken during fall or winter of senior year, offers opportunities for global and intercultural engagement in a subset of its clinical sections.
Videoconferencing: Each semester, at least one section will use technology to engage in a joint project with students at one of U-M's international partner schools. These have included partners in Haiti (fall term) and India (winter term); additional partnerships are being developed in Africa for the 2015-16 academic year.
Clinical immersion in a global setting: N456 offers a special option for rising seniors to enroll in N456 during the spring term, before their senior year, and fulfill some of the clinical requirement with one of the faculty-led field extensions in Quito, Ecuador and New Delhi, India (see 421, above.) This requires full-time enrollment in the spring term. For more information on the N456 spring term section and the global immersion options, contact Prof. Norma Sarkar.
Global immersion Opportunities
Health Science 300: Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals (Oaxaca, Mexico)
- 6-week, 6-credit spring/summer immersion program
- Intensive language, including Medical Spanish and conversation, at Instituto Cultural Oaxaca
- Weekly seminar on health and healthcare taught by UMSN faculty
- Homestay with a local family
Volunteer placement at a local hospital or social service agency
- Excursions to local hospitals, clinics, and cultural sites
Eligibility: Undergraduates in good academic standing who will be returning to campus for the fall term. Students graduating in April or August are not eligible.
This program requires full-time enrollment in the spring term.
Spanish proficiency requirement: 1 year of college level Spanish or the equivalent.
Other Credit-bearing U-M Opportunities
Study Abroad Programs - Sponsored Outside U-M
Internships, Work and Service Opportunities
U-M Internship Programs
Michigan International Internship & Service Program (MIISP) provides a year-long series of workshops that prepare undergraduates for summer internships or service projects abroad.
Residential College Spanish Language Internship Program - an engaged learning course that is open to all undergraduate students and links Spanish-speaking students with community-based organizations to provide unique service learning opportunities in the Latino community.
LS&A International Internship Program - offers summer internship placements for returning undergraduates in a wide variety of locations and fields.
U-M Student Organizations
International Career Guidance
The U-M International Career Pathways network hosts events for undergraduates, graduating seniors and graduate students interested in working, interning or volunteering abroad or working in an international career.
The International Opportunities Fair provides students the opportunity to meet with and obtain information from organizations and recruiters from around the world.
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