Exchange & Hosted Student Resources

Admissions Process & Requirements

Incoming Exchange & Hosted Student Application Process Overview

  1. Incoming exchange and hosted students will be nominated by their home universities.
  2. Shortly after being nominated, the CGE will email you with instructions on how to submit your admissions application through our portal. This step is crucial as everything henceforth relies on the successful completion and submission of these materials.
  3. After admission, students will be required to fulfill post-admission requirements for their DS-2019 form and visa application.
  4. While processing their DS-2019 and visas, students will receive an email with instructions on how to complete their Learning Agreement and register for courses.
  5. Students will report their COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots to the University of Michigan through the designated channels.
  6. Visa approval and flights booked.
  7. Attend Pre-Departure Orientation (Virtual).
  8. Arrival in Flint (The CGE offers a pick-up service for students arriving at Flint Bishop International Airport).
  9. Attend Orientation (In-Person).
  10. Begin coursework.


TermNomination DeadlineAdmissions Application Deadline
Fall, Academic YearMay 1July 1*
WinterOctober 31November 10*
Spring/SummerInquire if interestedInquire if interested

*Submission prior to deadline recommended

Admissions Requirements

To review the University of Michigan-Flint’s international admissions requirements (i.e. English proficiency, GPA, etc.) please read here.


  • Exchange Students will need to apply for a J-1 visa.
  • Hosted Students will need to apply for either a J-1 or an F-1 visa


Course Offerings

Prior to being admitted, prospective students are welcome to browse our course catalog to view course offerings. The course catalog is a general guide and may or may not represent actual courses offered in a given term of study. After being admitted, students can use their UMID credentials to view updated course schedules in the Student Information System (SIS) for their respective term(s) of study.

Course Modalities

At UM-Flint, courses are taught in the following modalities:

  • Face to Face
  • Online Synchronous
  • Online Asynchronous
  • Mixed Mode
  • Hyperflex

To learn more about course modalities, please see the Office of the Registrar’s Website.

Important: International Exchange and Hosted Students must take a majority of classes that require an in-person session (Face to Face, Mixed Mode, and Hyperflex) in order to maintain legal status in the United States.

Learning Agreements & Course Syllabi

Learning Agreements are completed after a student has been admitted in preparation to meet with their academic advisor to register for courses. If you would like to request syllabi for particular courses prior to submitting your Learning Agreement, please contact the Education Abroad Coordinator.

Course Registration

Course registration will be done in collaboration with your academic advisor in your respective College or School via email prior to arriving in the United States.

Academic Calendar

Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s Website to view updated Academic Calendars.

Accommodations & Student Life

Arrival Information

The Center for Global Engagement offers airport pickup services for students arriving at Flint Bishop International Airport (FNT). Students can fly into Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) or Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) and then take a connecting flight to Flint Bishop Airport (FNT).

Important: Students without a connecting flight to Flint Bishop International Airport will need to arrange their own transportation to Flint from their airport of arrival. This can be challenging, especially in the winter months.


Exchange and Hosted students reside on-campus in the Riverfront Residence Hall. Meal plans are optional. For more information about floor plan options and rates, please visit the Housing and Residential Life Website.

Health Insurance

Please read here to view information about health insurance requirements and monthly rates.

Student Life


University of Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: Faculty, staff, and students are required to remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, which includes receiving all series of a vaccine and any additional boosters when eligible. While the University of Michigan does have a vaccination exemption policy in place, in order to enter the United States as a J-1 or F-1 visa holder, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

All students are required to report their Primary Vaccine Series AND their Booster Series through the designated university channels.

For the most updated UM-Flint Face Covering Policy, please read here.

For more information about policies and FAQs, please visit the University of Michigan-Flint COVID-19 Campus Information Page.

Immigration/Student Visa Processing

Jayme Shuk
International Student & Scholar Program Manager
 [email protected]

Incoming Exchange Mobility & Academics

Kristen Canavan
Education Abroad Coordinator
[email protected]

Each year, the Center for Global Engagement at the University of Michigan-Flint welcomes incoming exchange and hosted students from our various partner institutions. The Center for Global Engagement organizes programming for international students to connect with their peers and explore Michigan.