International Experience

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Decisions, Decisions

How to satisfy the International Experience:

  1. Study abroad through a Stamps pre-approved program, where credit is earned
  2. An internship, where credit may or may not be earned
  3. An independent research, volunteer or service-learning experience

Before you search for a program, take time to reflect on your own level of preparedness for going abroad. Assess your individual needs, skills, experience and tolerance for change. Then, use this information to inform your choice of program.


M-Compass is the University of Michigan’s student gateway for engaged learning opportunities around the globe.

New to M-Compass? For detailed, step-by-step instructions on using M-Compass and completing the Stamps international advising questionnaire, click here to download our PDF guide and get started!

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