Thursday, September 25, 2014

MIISP: Applications due THIS SUNDAY

Deadline reminder: APPLY by Sunday, September 28

Michigan International Internship & Service Program (MIISP)

Are you thinking of doing an internship or volunteering abroad next summer?

Would you like to go through this process of finding and preparing for the opportunity with a small group of fellow U-M students?

If so, consider applying for the Michigan International Internship and Service Program (MIISP)


Through group workshops and individual advising, this International Center program will help you:
--Identify your goals in going abroad
--Find the program that best suits you
--Finding funding to support your international experience
--Prepare to live and work in a new culture
--Share experiences while abroad over the summer
--Advise other students when you return next year
--Learn to talk about your global experience in a professional context through creating an MPortfolio

To be eligible, you should be an undergraduate who will be returning to campus after the overseas experience.
For further information about MIISP, please see our website.

Questions? Email
 make the info session?
 View video of 
​a previous​
 info session here.

 Apply NOW on M-Compass.  

Application deadline: SundaySeptember 
th (apply before midnight).

Featured Travel App: WhatsApp

WhatsApp makes texting or messaging your friends while abroad easy. Not only will you want to be able to message your friends and family back home -- you'll also want to communicate with new acquaintances that you meet on your international journey. WhatsApp is one of the most popular and useful tools to do so! 
WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for use with and between iPhone, Android, and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available, regardless of whether or not you have an international phone plan) to message with friends and family across the world. Use WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages.
  • You can send messages to friends all around the world without being charged an exorbitant rate. Using WhatsApp is free!
  • It is very user-friendly and simple 
  • The display screen doesn't feature advertisements
  • WhatsApp imports your contacts and displays those that are also using WhatsApp
  • You can share photos, a status, or your location with friends
  • It also allows you to send 100 messages a month to friends without WhatsApp for free!
This very straightforward and simple app has proven to be very useful and handy when traveling abroad. While you're there, you can use it to contact friends and family at home while simultaneously planning the week ahead with your co-workers or roommates. Once you return, you can use it to stay in contact with all the wonderful people you met abroad! 

This blog post was written by an International Center Education Abroad Peer Advisor. It is in no way endorsed by the University of Michigan 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

THIS WEEK in ICP: Translating Education Abroad Experiences to Resumes, Interviews and More || Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships​

Going Beyond Awesome: Translating Education Abroad Experiences to Resumes, Interviews and More
Wednesday, September 24
 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

You're just back from study abroad and it was awesome!  Now you want to tell recruiters and graduate schools about it, but how can you possibly begin to describe it?  Bring your resumes and personal statements and join as we translate "awesome" into bullet points, personal statements and more.  Sponsored by the U-M Career Center.


Graduate Student Strategies for Finding International Internships
Thursday, S​
 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Rackham Building, Assembly Room, 4th Floor
​Hear reports from U-M graduate/professional school students about their successful strategies for finding and applying to internships, either through formal programs--or 
 creating one's own internship​
​Co-sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School.​

Learn about
​ strategies for applying to 

​ (undergraduates also eligible)​
US State Department Internship (apply by Oct. 17
​, undergraduates also eligible​

​Presenters are graduate
 students in public policy, business, public health and medicine.

Can't make the info session?
 View video of 
​last year's session (and more)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Michigan International Internship & Service Program (MIISP): Info Session THIS FRIDAY (9/19)

Interested in pursuing an international summer internship or service experience?

Need help identifying opportunities & funding sources?

Want to meet fellow U-M students who are interested in going abroad?

Interested in learning how to talk about your international experiences in job interviews, cover letters, resumes, and personal statements?

MIISP could be the program for you! Don't miss the Michigan International Internship & Service Program (MIISP) information session THIS FRIDAY, September, 19 from 2:00-3:30pm, Michigan Union, Wolverine Room.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

International Career Pathways: Events This Week!


Presentations begin Tuesday,  September 16th
Are you interested in working, interning, volunteering or teaching abroad?  Are you planning for an international career?  You are welcome to participate in the International Career Pathways (ICP) series of panel discussions and International Opportunities Fair, sponsored by fifteen​ UM units and intended for both undergraduate and graduate/professional students​.​

International Employment Myths & Opportunities
Tuesday, September 16
6:00- 7:30 PM
Weill Hall (Ford School), Annenberg Auditoriu​m

Featuring: Prof. Ted London​ on global careers and the developing world ​ and Kim Coyne on careers in international safety and security risk management​, plus students well on their way to global careers

 International Internships for Undergraduates​
Thursday, September 18
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Ross School of Business, Blau Auditorium

Information Session on the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Exam

​Thursday, September 18 
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Weill Hall (Ford School), Annenberg Auditorium​m

To find out more about upcoming events, click here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Interested in Interning or Volunteering Abroad Next Summer?

Start planning summer 2015 now!

Two exciting presentations on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 chocked full of information about interning and volunteering abroad in countries like: India, Morocco, Peru, Chile, Ecuador and more. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Apply by October 15 | Teaching abroad programs that depart in December 2014/January 2015

WorldTeach, a non-profit organization that started at Harvard University, partners with ministries of education across the globe to provide volunteer teachers to fill educational needs that the ministry has self-identified. We have three programs that depart right after December commencement, for which we will be accepting applications until October 15th
  • Namibia: Teach English, math, science and computer technology in primary and secondary schools in rural communities. Departs late December for one year.
  • Costa Rica: Teach English in public elementary schools, including bilingual schools, in rural communities. Departs early January for one year.
  • Colombia: Teach English in elementary, high school or university in rural and urban placements. Departs early January for one year. 
Read WorldTeach Alumni Reviews

Yearlong volunteers receive:
  • Housing (provided by school or host family)
  • Monthly stipend
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Health & emergency evacuation insurance
  • Month long in-country orientation focused on teacher training, language and cultural immersion, health and safety briefing
  • Mid-Service Training Conference, and End of Service Conference
  • Meals and housing during orientation and conferences
  • Transportation between training and placement sites
  • Professional development through Teacher Quality Program, including mentorship by remote Teacher Quality Coordinator
  • Support from full time, in-country field staff
  • TEFL Certification available in some placements (optional)
Volunteer Period: Dec 2014/Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Qualifications: Applicants must be native English speakers, of any nationality, and be between the ages of 21-73. A Bachelor's degree is required at the time of departure. No teaching experience is necessary, but an interest in teaching, and a flexible, mature attitude, are attributes of a successful volunteer.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted until October 15th. Year program applications require a resume, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a college/university transcript. Start your application on our website, or email

Linked here is a WorldTeach brochure for additional information. Thank you for your time!