The information within the Academics section pertains only to UPrograms, UM Partner Programs, as well as the summer direct enroll programs.


With language, liberal arts, fine arts, science, business, engineering, and internship programs in over 35 countries, we offer study abroad opportunities for students from all majors and interests. As you begin to plan your study abroad experience, it is important to select a program that aligns with your academic goals.

General Information for Study Abroad Enrollment: 

  • Courses taken abroad will count for a letter grade and toward your UM GPA as well as overall credits
  • You must enroll in the equivalent of at least 12 UM credits while abroad

Earning Credit for Study Abroad Coursework

Courses taken abroad may be eligible for various types of credit. It is crucial to discuss with your academic advisor how study abroad will fit into your academic plan. UM Study Abroad is not able to advise on course equivalencies or substitutions, or courses counting toward majors, minors, cognates or other degree requirements - only your academic advisor and school can do that - so plan to meet with your academic advisor early in the planning process. 

Steps for Success

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor before applying to discuss academic planning and degree requirements. It's helpful to determine if there are any courses you must take while abroad or any courses you cannot receive credit for while abroad. 
  • Research course and credit information for your program of interest. Familiarize yourself with the academic system of the host insitution, including potential course offerings and credit equivalencies abroad.