Before you apply for an undergraduate international opportunity, 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. Or, use the search function on M-Compass to look for other U-M international programs.

For the inside scoop on all Ross programs, including past program participant feedback, itineraries, and travel tips, check out the Ross Global Canvas site via this link

2. Attend an Information Session

Mark your calendar and attend an info session!  For a complete list of upcoming events and info session, check the link below or visit the 'Events' section at the bottom of the Undergraduate Opportunities webpage.  By attending an info session, you’ll get the scoop on Ross global courses and programs, locations, application deadlines, scholarships and financial aid, past student experiences, and much more. 

Winter 2017 Ross Global Event & Info Session Schedule

3. Meet with a Global Education Peer Advisor

Ross Global Peer Advisors are students who have previously participated in Ross global courses and 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 semester. 


4. 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.

Global Education Drop-In Advising Hours:
  • 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 also 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:

  • Schedule an appointment with Katie Wiggins if you would like to discuss the Global Practicum courses in Chile and Iceland, Global Immersion courses in China and Costa Rica, and the Global Service Learning Program in Nicaragua. 
  • Schedule an appointment with Melissa Vert if you would like to discuss the Global Practicum course in Morocco, Global Immersion courses in South Africa and Croatia, or the Study & Intern programs in Singapore & Hong Kong and Australia & New Zealand. 
  • Schedule an appointment with Jenni Patterson if you would like to discuss your Global Semester Exchange options (Argentina, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, or the United Kingdom).

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 their drop-in advising hours or schedule an appointment with your advisor.


6. Research Funding and Financial Aid Options

Don't let financial concerns interfere with a priceless opportunity. Michigan Ross and U-M offer a number of funding resources for global experiences. Explore the options below and consult M-Compass fo funding application deadlines. 

  • Global Initiatives Participant Funding Awards: Undergraduates who participate in Global Initiatives courses and programs can apply for limited funding awards by completing the optional funding questionnaire within their M-Compass program application
  • Ross Global Experience Awards: Ross BBA, Pre-Admit, and Minor in Business students who plan to participate in any non-Ross international program can apply for this scholarship to offset the costs of their overseas experience. For more information, visit the Global Experience Award  webpage on M-Compass. 

University-Wide & External Funding Resources

In addition, many 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. See the following links to begin your search: 

Financial Aid: Students should speak with a U-M Financial Aid Advisor to determine their individual eligibility and options for study abroad scholarships, loans, and more. 

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