Exchange programs allow undergraduate students (and in some cases graduate students) to study in a foreign country at a partner institution for a certain period of time while receiving credits towards their home university degree. Tuition and fees at UM-Flint are waived for incoming exchange students from most partner institutions in accordance with the exchange agreement between UM-Flint and the partner institution and/or department/faculty. For students from Kwangwoon University and Tamkang University, a tuition scholarship will be offered.
The Education Abroad Office welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from the following institutions to complete up to two-major semesters (Fall and/or Winter) at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Students are expected to pay living expenses while in Flint. These include housing, meals, books, local transportation, health insurance, and other personal expenses.
|Institution||City, Country||Areas of Study Available at UM-Flint|
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
Bergische Universitat Wuppertal
· Courses in the College of Arts and Sciences
· English Language Program Graduate Teaching Internship (for qualified candidates only)
France Business School
|Tours, Poitiers, France|
Japan Center for Michigan Universities
All courses upon approval
Kadir Has University
|Seoul, South Korea||
Tuition assessed with scholarship offered
National Taiwan Normal University
Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan
Tuition assessed with scholarship offered
University of Gothenburg
Zagreb School of Economics & Management
Overview of Enrollment Process
- Determine if you meet the eligibility requirements to participate in this exchange program by consulting with your international department or academic department
- If approved by your institution, view courses offered at University of Michigan-Flint and complete the Learning Agreement with your home campus Academic Coordinator
- Submit an application and requested documents to UM-Flint and complete all required steps at your home campus
- When you receive the acceptance packet from UM-Flint, register for courses approved on your Learning Agreement with your UM-Flint login information
- Apply for a visa at the nearest U.S. consulate
- Apply for housing at UM-Flint at either 1st Street Residence Hall or Riverfront Residence Hall
- Arrive to UM-Flint in time to attend International Student Orientation
- At the end of the semester, request for your UM-Flint transcript to be sent to your home university
As part of your application to the University of Michigan-Flint, you are required to submit via airmail:
- Application for Exchange & Agreement
- Learning Agreement
- Affidavit of Financial Support
- Official University Transcript
- Original Proof of English Proficiency
- Copy of Passport
- Original Bank Statement(s)
All items must be mailed via airmail to:
University of Michigan-Flint
ATTN: Asinda Sirignano
303 East Kearsley Street
219 University Center
Flint, MI 48502
Dates and Deadlines
|Fall 2014||Winter 2015||Academic Year 2014/2015|
Proof of English Proficiency
The UM-Flint institution code is 1853.
Courses & Registration
To view the courses offered in the semester(s) which you intend to study at UM-Flint, please visit www.umflint.edu/registrar/course_schedule.htm. Courses for Fall 2014 will be available in mid-March.
After you have decided which courses you would like to take at UM-Flint, you should complete a Learning Agreement with your home university representative and send the signed agreement with the rest of their application. An advisor or academic coordinator at UM-Flint will review the Learning Agreement, provide feedback regarding availability of courses, and send the signed Learning Agreement back to you. If a course is not available or approved, other options will be provided.
Once you receive the signed Learning Agreement with the rest of your acceptance packet, follow the instructions to log into the UM-Flint Student Information System (SIS) and register for the courses indicated on the Learning Agreement.
Undergraduate students may register for 12 – 15 credits (about 4 - 5 classes) per semester. Graduate students can register for 6 – 9 credits (about 2-3 classes) per semester.
There is a student quota permitted per class and if you wait to register too late, the classes will get full and you will be unable to enroll in the course. As soon as you receive your acceptance packet, register online for the courses approved on your Learning Agreement. It is your responsibility to register for the courses at a timely manner. If you run into any registration errors, please contact Dr. Kandogan (email@example.com) for courses in the School of Management and Dr. Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) for courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students may be permitted to register for courses outside of the courses included in the exchange agreement. You will need to discuss this option with your home university to verify transferability of courses. Any courses you register for outside of the courses included in the exchange agreement will be charged to your student account at the out-of-state tuition rate.
Upon acceptance to UM-Flint, students will receive an admission letter, as well as a DS-2019, which is the document used to apply for a J-1 visa. Students should for a J-1 visa at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Healthcare in the United States is very expensive. To deter those costs, the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan-Flint requires all F-1 and J-1 international students to have health insurance coverage throughout the duration of their studies in the U.S. Health insurance is provided by Aetna Health Insurance at the rate of $112* per month. For exchange students, this amount is charged at one time to the student’s account at the beginning of each semester.
If you have insurance that is comparable to the Aetna Health Insurance, you can request to waive out of Aetna Health Insurance when you arrive to the US. If you plan to purchase alternative insurance from your home country, please make sure your policy will meet the standards provided in Aetna Health Insurance before you purchase it as many policies do not meet these requirements. Also, please remember that the Aetna Health Insurance plan changes from time to time and so do the requirements for the approval of insurance waivers. Therefore, insurance that was acceptable in prior years may not be acceptable this year.
Please visit Health Insurance Waiver to view coverage information and waiver information. Incoming exchange students may bring proof of alternative insurance, as well as detailed benefits information when they arrive to Flint.
*This is the rate for 2013-2014 academic year. Rates are subject to change.
The University of Michigan-Flint offers accommodation for exchange students at the First Street Residence Hall or the Riverfront Residence Hall. Single, double or triple rooms are available and are furnished, with beds, desks, and tables. Basic furnishings such as chairs and sofas are also provided. Rates vary depending on room choice.
The First Street Residence Hall boasts apartment-style suites for two to four students, complete with kitchens, laundry facilities, wireless internet, and other amenities. Students who select to live in First Street Residence Hall are required to purchase a mandatory meal plan*.
The Riverfront Residence Hall offers apartment-style suites and studios and includes amenities such as wireless Internet, a movie theater, a game room, a fitness center and multipurpose study and meeting rooms.
First Street Residence Hall www.umflint.edu/housing
Riverfront Residence Hall www.flintstudenthousing.com
Costs will vary based on room choice. The average cost for a shared 2-bedroom/2 bathroom suite (4 students) is $490- $586 per month. Students are required to submit a housing application form to the residence hall of choice as soon as possible. Housing applications are available online at the respective websites.
*The cost of the meal plan is $1,407 per semester for the 2012-2013 academic year. Rates are subject to change.
Students can expect to spend approximately $1,032 - $1,507.50 per month depending on accommodations and lifestyle. Some monthly expenses include:
- Accommodation: Approximately $455 - $1,120.50 per month, depending on accommodation choice
- Meals: Approximately $350 per month
- Local transportation: Approximately $25 per month on public transport
- Health Insurance: $112 per month
- Personal expenses: Approximately $100 - $250 per month
Students can also expect to spend approximately $375 - $600 per semester on books and educational supplies.
Arriving to Flint
Airport. The local airport in Flint is called Flint Bishop International Airport (FNT). You can take a domestic flight from an international arrival city to Bishop International Airport. Most students arrive from overseas into Chicago or Detroit, and take a connection to Flint. The International Center (IC) at UM-Flint offers airport pickup services for students arriving into Flint Bishop International Airport. Please contact the International Center at email@example.com at least 3 weeks prior to arrival if you would like the IC to pick you up from the local airport.
Mandatory Check-In. Federal regulations require that you register your presence at the University by completing international student check-in procedures. This entails checking-in at the International Center at UM-Flint once you arrive. Please bring the following items to check-in:
- Passport with visa
You will receive up-to-date information about upcoming International Student Orientation (ISO) at check-in. If you arrive on the weekend before ISO, you will be able to check-in during the orientation session.