Global Resources

There are many resources available for students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan. This web page provides access to important information, resources and documents for U-M School of Nursing students interested in global opportunities.

Funding for Global Experiences 

In support of global education, there are a range of funding opportunities available that provide support for educational programs, internships, service projects and research in international settings. Students are encouraged to investigate as many funding options as possible.

  • U-M School of Nursing's global nursing Canvas site includes weekly newsletters, deadlines and funding opportunities for School of Nursing students. Self Enroll.
  • Looking for scholarship information? Learn more about global nursing scholarship opportunities.

  • Schedule an appointment
    • In person or via Zoom – email the Global Office’s Program Manager Beste Erel Windes
  • For more information on global health, travel resources and other inquiries

School of Nursing International Community Events

Our international and internationally-minded students, faculty and staff at the U-M School of Nursing get together periodically to socialize, network, and share their experiences and expertise. Self Enroll.

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.

International Nursing Students NCLEX Information

Kaplan is a great resource for NCLEX Prep. There are Integrated/Focused Testing options with Remediation for students to take. University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) nursing students are eligible to get a discounted rate through Kaplan. If you are a currently admitted student, and you would like the discounted rate for this resource please contact UMSN-GlobalOutreach@med.umich.edu

Some other self-study options are listed below:

U-M Travel Guides and Checklists 

  • U-M Student Travel Guide: This comprehensive guide provides in-depth travel information for students from all U-M campuses.
  • Pre-Departure Checklist for Individual Travel: This checklist identifies key tasks that you will need to complete before departure, from host country research to travel documents and packing.
  • Practical Tips: Applicable for seasoned travelers and those going abroad for the first time, this suite of resources includes pre-departure tips and tricks. Use the Travel TipsPacking Tips, and Plan for the Land worksheets to ensure that your travel logistics are covered. Take your preparation one-step further with Before you go abroad: Consider what you know to dive deeper into the context of your host country.

Travel with 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. Many nursing students have attended programs through UM Student Organizations below:

We encourage all nursing students to go abroad as part of The University of Michigan’s commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. As you consider international travel, the following pages will help you explore some of the social identities in different contexts.

Michigan Nursing Students Abroad Blog

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 and 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 
  • RCASL 100: Introduction to Deaf Culture 
  • 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