The Department of History enthusiastically encourages history majors and minors to consider completing a portion of their undergraduate coursework through a UofM Study Abroad program. Your program abroad will introduce you to a new part of the world, a new culture, and new friends. You will become more adaptable, a better problem solver, and a stronger intercultural communicator. Studying history in a foreign country, particularly, will deepen your understanding of the past and present in wonderful and powerful ways. Plus, students who study abroad generally have higher GPAs, graduation rates, and they get better jobs and higher pay after graduation!
You can study history abroad for a few weeks, a few months, or even a full academic year. Despite what you may fear, done right, study abroad can be affordable and it won't delay your graduation. You can use your regular financial aid and scholarships; you can also apply for additional study abroad aid through UofM and outside agencies. If you plan with your academic advisor ahead of your trip, all the courses you take can count towards your degree requirements. And, you don't even have to speak a foreign language - with over 350 programs options, the Study Abroad Office can find the right program for you based on your academic interests!
Living and studying abroad will make you a citizen of the world and enable you to become a more experienced and nuanced historical thinker. What are you waiting for?
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