Before you apply for an Ross global opportunity, you should take the time to discuss and decide which opportunities best suit your goals and interests, academic plans, and budget.


Mark your calendar and attend an info session!  Visit the  'Events' section at the bottom of the Graduate Opportunities webpage for a list of upcoming events and info sessions.  By attending an info session, you’ll get the scoop on Ross global courses and programs, locations, application deadlines,  past student experiences, and much more. 

2. Speak to a Global Education Advisor

Meet with a Global Education Advisor to help determine which international opportunity best suits your individual goals and interests.

  • Tuesdays, 10a.m. – Noon
  • Wednesdays, 1 – 3p.m.

The Global Initiatives office is located in Kresge Hall (700 E. University Ave.), 3rd Flr West, Rm K3510. You can email your questions to Global Education Advisors at


Please visit us during drop in hours if you have general questions or if you are interested in multiple programs.  For students with specific questions, please schedule an appointment with an advisor based upon your program type and location:

3. Plan with Your Academic Advisor

Before you apply for any international program, we highly recommend that you speak with your academic advisor to review your degree progress and determine how your study abroad experience will fit into your overall plan. Visit your academic department’s office during drop-in advising hours or schedule an appointment with your advisor.

4. Explore and Compare International Opportunities

Visit the Michigan Ross program listing on M-Compass to explore Ross global opportunities. Use the search function on M-Compass to explore other U-M global programs. 


5. Research Funding Options

Financial Aid: Students may apply for financial aid or loans to help with the costs of some global programs. Students should speak with a U-M Financial Aid Advisor to determine their individual financial aid options and eligibility. 

University-Wide & External Funding Resources

Limited funding resources are available through the greater University and externally. Students must be proactive in seeking these resources and research the application deadlines in advance. Check out the following links to begin your search: 

If you have any questions or concerns about financing your global experiences, please speak to a Global Education Advisor during drop-in advising hours (Tuesdays, 10am-Noon & Wednesdays, 1-3pm) or send an e-mail to