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

1. Explore and Compare International Opportunities

Check out the Ross program listing on M-Compass to explore all available Ross global opportunities. For the inside scoop on all Ross Global Immersion Courses and Global Semester Exchange partner schools, including past program participant feedback, itineraries, and travel tips, check out the Ross Global Canvas site

 

2. Attend an Information Session

Mark your calendar and attend a Ross global event this semester!  For a complete list of upcoming events and info sessions, visit the 'Events' section at the bottom of the Graduate Global Opportunities webpage.  By attending an info session, you’ll learn more about Ross global programs, including application requirements and past student experiences.

3. MEET WITH A GLOBAL EDUCATION PEER ADVISOR

Ross Global Peer Advisors are students who have previously participated in Ross global programs. Peer Advisors offer helpful advice and share their own study abroad experiences. Feel free to visit their table next to the staircase in the Winter Garden (the main common area at Ross) throughout the academic year.

4. Connect with a Global Education Advisor

Meet with a Global Education Advisor to determine which global experiences best suit your individual goals and interests.
 

SUMMER ADVISING (MAY - AUGUST):

By appointment only; send an e-mail with your availability and contact details to ross-globalinitiatives@umich.edu to schedule an in-person or phone appointment. 
 

REGULAR ADVISING (SEPT. - APRIL):

​The Global Initiatives office is located in Kresge Hall (700 E. University Ave.), 3rd Flr West, Rm K3510.  

  • Drop-In Advising Hours: Stop by our office during weekly drop-in hours if you have general questions.
    • Tuesdays, 10a.m. – Noon
    • Wednesdays, 1 – 3p.m.
       
  • Appointments: Book an appointment with a Global Education Advisor based on your program or location of interest:
     

5. 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.

6. Explore Financial Aid Options

Financial Aid: Students may apply for financial aid or loans to help with the costs of some global programs. Graduate students should speak with a Ross 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: