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!

Register by September 15th to lead a Conversation Circle through the English Language Institute

Are you looking for a way to be a part of the university's global outreach? 
Take advantage of the opportunity to become a Conversation Circles Leader.

Conversation Circles is a program offered through the English Language Institute (ELI), designed to connect non-native and native English speakers in small groups for a weekly hour of cross-cultural conversations.

Leading a group is a great way to

  -- fulfill a community service requirement
  -- broaden your cross-cultural experience
  -- strengthen your resume
  -- explore language learning issues
  -- have some "no-homework" fun chilling out with a small group of international students at your favorite Ann Arbor hangout

To learn more about the program and sign up to be a leader, check out our website at

If you know anyone else who might be interested in being either a group leader or a group member, by all means pass the URL on to them. Undergraduates, graduate students and staff are all eligible.
Registration is open now! (The first wave of sign-ups will begin on September 15, so register your group soon!)

We will be holding an orientation session for first-time leaders on Monday, September 15, from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Please do RSVP either way, to Even if you can't attend the orientation because of a schedule conflict, go ahead and register your circle at the link above, and we'll work out an alternative.

If you have any questions, please e-mail
Thank you!

Friday, September 19 | Ross School of Business Global Initiatives International Showcase

Go Global with Ross
Interested in studying abroad?
Did you know that Global Initiatives offers global courses to undergraduates of all majors and interests?
Want to hear from students who participated in global courses this past year?

Attend the Global Initiatives
2014 International Showcase
Friday, September 19th
11:30am-1:00pm, R0240

where undergraduates will share stories and insights from their experiences in Ross global courses around the world.
To learn join other Global Initiatives events, see the Global Initiatives Fall Calendar of Events.
Stay Connected with Global Initiatives
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thursday, Sep 4th | CGIS Global Education Fair


Don't miss our biggest event of the year!

Thursday, September 4
Rogel Ballroom, Michigan Union

It's that time of year again—CGIS is proud to present our annual Global Education Fair, an event that brings international educators from all around the world right here to Michigan. Get all your questions about global education answered, and remember that it's never too early to start thinking about study abroad!

Winter 2015 Deadline

Monday, September 15
Make sure you leave enough time to get your applications filled out by September 15 if you want to study abroad through a U-M/CGIS program in Winter 2015. You'll find program information, including the applications, in M-Compass.