Before you apply for a 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. 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 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 Undergraduate Opportunities webpage.  By attending an info session, you’ll learn more about Ross global programs, including application requirements, funding options, 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 semester. 


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 to schedule an in-person or phone appointment. 


​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:
    • Schedule an appointment with Jenni Patterson if you would like to discuss the Global Practicum Courses in Croatia or Brazil; or your Global Semester Exchange partner school options in Argentina or Spain. 
    • Schedule an appointment with Jackie Smith if you would like to discuss the Global Immersion Course in China; or your Global Semester Exchange partner school options in China, Hong Kong, Germany, Israel, Singapore, or Thailand. 
    • Schedule an appointment with Melissa Vert if you would like to discuss the Global  Study & Intern Programs in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, or New Zealand; the Global Immersion Course in India; or your Global Semester Exchange partner school options in France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, or Switzerland. 
    • Schedule an appointment with Katie Wiggins if you would like to discuss the Global Immersion Courses in South Africa or Tanzania;  Global Service Learning Program in Nicaragua;  or your Global Semester Exchange partner school options in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, or the United Kingdom. 

5. Plan with Your Academic Advisor

Before you apply for any international program, you should speak with your academic advisor to review your degree progress and determine how your international 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. 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 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 limited 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. Visit the following websites 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.