Students completing a major or minor in a Modern language are encouraged to study abroad. The International Education and Exchange Program (IEEP in Allen Hall, room 212) sponsors programs in which the coursework is done in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish. If interested, please read about the prerequisites for study abroad in these languages. Students may also fulfill some Arts and Sciences distribution requirements abroad. In order to plan a program compatible with your overall academic goals and requirements and take full advantage of study abroad, you should visit IEEP early in your university career, discuss course equivalencies with the Study Abroad Advisor for the chosen language, and consult with your major advisor(s).
To receive 300/400-level credit for courses taken abroad, on a UM program or any other, you must propose equivalencies in consultation with the Study Abroad Advisor before your departure.
WRITING CREDIT and HUMANITIES LITERATURE CREDIT:
Many 300/400-level courses at UM fulfill the University Writing Requirement as well as the Humanities Literature Requirement. However, many courses taken abroad are not writing intensive. If you need to receive Writing Credit for courses taken abroad, you need to plan ahead with the Study Abroad Advisor. In some cases (and only by prior arrangement), it is possible to complete the writing component with a UM professor upon your return.
The 500-level requirement for the major must normally be taken at UM; abroad programs do not offer comparable courses.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING EQUIVALENCY EVALUATION FOR STUDY ABROAD CREDITS--IN FRENCH AND SPANISH
For courses in other languages/programs, please contact the appropriate Director of Undergraduate Studies. You may find a list of program directors/advisors here.