International exchange programs offer current University of Michigan-Flint students the opportunity to study in a foreign country for a semester or academic year while receiving credits towards their University of Michigan degree. As an exchange students, you'll register for courses at the University of Michigan-Flint, pay University of Michigan-Flint tuition/fees, and take classes at one of our partner institutions abroad. Because you remain a registered University of Michigan-Flint student during your time abroad, your financial aid, loans, and scholarships can be used, making this an affordable way to gain valuable experience and get truly immersed in another culture.
WHAT KIND OF CREDITS DO I EARN AT UM-FLINT FOR THESE COURSES?
You will credits toward your business degree. Before you go, you are required to work with a SOM faculty advisor to determine which course requirements you plan to fulfill abroad. The faculty advisor will provide instructions on how to register for the appropriate University of Michigan-Flint course(s) in SIS for the semester abroad. When you return, you will meet with you advisor to receive the appropriate course equivalencies.
CAN I APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS OR OTHER FORMS OF FUNDING SUPPORT?
Yes! If you are eligible for financial aid, you may be able to use financial aid to help pay for the exchange program. In addition, the School of Management offers scholarships to business students participating in exchange programs. You will find that some partner institutions also offer scholarships to University of Michigan-Flint students who study at their school.
Undergraduate US citizens who are receiving Federal Pell grant funding may be eligible for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Students studying abroad in Croatia, Romania, Taiwan, Turkey, or Poland may also apply for the Boren Award for International Study.
As you can see, there are many ways to pay for your program. The key is to plan early and apply to multiple resources.