Global Health Resources

Travel Resources

A complete check list of essential travel information and resources.

Language Resources

Independent Language Learning Resources 

The LSA Language Resource Center has amazing resources for students that are interested in language learning. We encourage you to check out their website because it has many opportunities like:

Learn more about foreign language conversation opportunities. 

Language Immersion/Study Abroad 

M-Compass is a perfect guide to find interesting language focused study abroad programs. For those that only speak English there are some study abroad programs do not need a language requirement or are oriented to beginning language students

To navigate M-Compass:

  1. Click options and press Advanced Search
  2. Narrow your search on the specific location and term you want
  3. click yes to foreign language required (or country preferred if you wish to find programs in English or for beginners)

Having trouble figuring out which option is right for you? Make an appointment with the Office of Global Affairs: UMSN-GlobalOutreach@med.umich.edu

Language and Area Studies Courses 

There are many language classes offered at U-M. A few examples are listed below:

Spanish 283- Spanish for the Profession FA 2019 3 - Dorantes, Maria De Lourdes

RCASL 100 Introduction to Deaf Culture FA 2019 3 Berwanger, Paula D

ASIAN 352- Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Premodern China

To find courses focused on a specific language or region explore the departments listed below:

Language Clubs

Clubs are one of the ways to continue practicing a language in a fun informal setting and to meet students from across the University. Maize Pages will help you find the right learning community:

  • Japanese Language Circle
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Arabic Club at The University of Michigan
  • Russian Club
  • German Club at the University of Michigan
  • Italianissimo
  • Swahili Club
  • Spanish Club at the University of Michigan

U-M student organizations

U-M has a wealth of student organizations devoted to global health, many of which offer opportunities for volunteering and service learning abroad listed on the Maize Pages. To give you examples, many nursing students have attended programs through the following UM Student Organizations:

  • M-HEAL:  M-HEAL hosts a diverse set of projects at a variety of stages in the design process from problem definition to prototyping. These projects are committed to creating health care solutions that improve access to health care in underserved communities. 
  • Timmy Global Health:  Timmy Global Health exists to expand access to healthcare, empowering students and volunteers to tackle global health challenges firsthand. We accomplish this by strengthening community-based health and education initiatives and empowering young people to share their energy and compassion.
  • Quito Project: The Quito Project’s mission is to collaborate with local partners in developing evidence-based solutions that support and build capacity in the health, educational, and social sectors.
  • Alternative Spring Break: Our goal is to cultivate a community on the University of Michigan campus of Active Citizens who take part in positive social change for their lives during spring break, their college careers, and their lives after college. 
  • Partners in Health Engage at the University of Michigan: PIH Engage at the University of Michigan has three primary goals: 1) to raise awareness about health as a fundamental human right, 2) to lobby members of congress for expanded political support and financial resources to ensure health and healthcare for the world's poor, and 3) directly mobilize financial resources to support the mission of Partners in Health and its sister organizations around the globe. 

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.

Join our Global Nursing Canvas Page

Receive weekly announcements and other important Global Health communication. Email UMSN-GlobalOutreach@med.umich.edu to join.

See and hear more via YouTube 

For those who would like to learn more about global opportunities from the voices of faculty and students, you are encouraged to visit the YouTube channel, MGoAbroad, sponsored by the U-M International Center. Whether you're thinking about an eventual international career or simply interested hearing student panels discuss their experience during a term abroad, these YouTube videos provide some insights from the voice of the global traveler.

Global Health Information & Resources

The University Library system has a wealth of online global health resources and a dedicated professional staff to assist faculty and students.

Global Health Information & Resources

The University Library system has a wealth of online global health resources and a dedicated professional staff to assist faculty and students.

Midwifery DigestJoyce Lee India

WHO confirms 2020 as the year of nurses and midwifes. Taubman Health Sciences Library provides a special monthly Global Nursing Info Resource Digest for the UMSN community.

U-M School of Nursing Students Abroad 

When Nursing students travel abroad, amazing things happen. Follow their life-changing experiences here.

Blog post by Joyce Lee, BSN 2021 – India 2018