Zena Elkady in Berlin, Germany

Exchange Programs

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 student, you'll register for courses at the University of Michigan-Flint, pay the 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.


You will earn 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 your advisor to receive the appropriate course equivalencies.


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 the 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.


Hasselt University (HU) in Hasselt, Belgium
Financial Accounting; Marketing; E-Business Strategy
Zagreb School of Economics and Management in Zagreb, Croatia
E-marketing; International Management; Entrepreneurship
ZSEM International Summer School in Zagreb, Croatia
International Business;
Applied Creativity & Innovation; CAPSTONE - Measuring & Maximizing Corporate Value; Behavioral Economics; Game Theory; Corporate Finance; International Management; E-marketing; Entrepreneurship; International Finance; International Marketing for Emerging Markets; Essentials of Investments
University of Helsinki in Helsinki, Finland
Burgundy School of Business (BSB) in Dijon, France
World Business; Marketing; Management
Montpellier Business School (MBS) in Montpellier, France
Management; Marketing; Finance; International Business; Global Business; Digtial Business; Lean Operations Management 

Research at Bergiche Universitat Wuppertal in Wuppertal, Germany

Applied Economics and International Economic Policy; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Finance, Auditing, Controlling and Taxes; Management and Marketing; Operations Management; Sustainability Management; Health economics and management; Methods

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University of Wuppertal in Wuppertal, Germany
Strategic Service Management; International Macroeconomics and Globalization; Communication across Cultures
Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda, Netherlands
Business Intelligence and IT Governance; Interdisciplinary Consultancy; International Business; International Business Operations; International Entrepreneurship; International Finance; International Sales & Account Management; Leadership, Sustainability and Business; Strategic Business Decisions;  
Universidad ESAN in Lima, Peru
Finance; Marketing; Economics and International Business; Business Management
Kozminski University (KU) in Warsaw, Poland
Social Media – Business Case Studies; Entrepreneurial Business Development; Cross Cultural Management
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (AICU) in Iaşi, Romania
Financial Management; Consumer Behavior; Corporate Social Responsibility
Romanian-American University in Bucharest, Romania
World Economics; Fundamentals of Accounting; International Investments
The University of Ljubljana - Fac. of Economics in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Business and Economics; Accounting and Auditing; Bank and Financial Management; Business Economics; Business Infomatics; Business Logistics; Entrepreneurship; International Economics; International Business; Management; Marketing; Money and Finance; Tourism
SOM students may also participate in a 6-week internship program which includes cultural trips and lectures at Bergiche Universität Wuppertal. Contact Dr. Yener Kandogan for more information.



Great! Here are your next steps:

  1. Make sure you are aware of the application deadlines for exchange programs:

    • Winter programs deadline: October 15
    • Fall or Academic Year Program deadline: April 15
  2. Visit M-Flint Worldlink and select a program.
  3. Contact the specified academic coordinator to review course options and complete an Off-Campus Experience Course Approval Form.

If you are approved, you will be nominated for the program and can complete an application.


For general questions about exchange programs, contact the Education Abroad Office at StudyAbroad@umich.edu.


Frequently Asked Questions about exchange programs

Who can participate in exchange programs?

The eligibility requirements for SOM exchange programs include:

  • 2.5 GPA minimum (2.8 GPA for ESCEM, France)
  • Must have completed at least two major terms prior to applying
  • Must meet with the academic coordinator of the program and be nominated

Where can I study abroad as an exchange student?

The School of Management has partnerships with universities in Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Romania, Turkey, and Taiwan. For complete information in each location, click here.


What types of courses are offered at affiliated universities?

A variety of courses are offered to exchange students. Courses are available at the undergraduate and graduate level and vary by institution. Many courses are taught in English. Students with advanced foreign language skills may have additional course options in the host community's language.