Use the Find a program! link to search for all UM-sponsored Education Abroad programs according to city, country, region, language, major, and more!
- Charles Sturt University
- Griffith University
- Southern Cross University
- University of Tasmania
- University of Western Australia
- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
- Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
- Universidad de Concepcion
- Universidad de Los Lagos
- Universidad Mayor
- Universite Catholique de l'Ouest
- Universite de Toulouse - Le Mirail, Toulouse II
- Universite Jean Moulin
- Berlin School of Economics
- Berlin School of Economics and Law (Summer)
- European Business School
- Universitat Potsdam
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
- Universita degli Studi del Orientale Piemonte Amedeo Avogadro
- Universita degli Studi di Brescia
- Universita degli Studi di Siena
- Aoyama Gakuin University
- Doshisha University
- Kumamoto University
- Sophia University
- Tohoku University
- Tohoku University (Summer)
- Toyo University
- Waseda University
UM students are eligible to earn UM credit abroad through faculty-directed programs. Use the UM Faculty-Directed Programs link to see what programs you can apply to online.
Reoccurring programs may not run every year. If the next program date is currently undecided, it will be listed as TBA (to be announced). Scroll down to view a complete list of UM Faculty-Directed programs by region:
Get ready for a six-week, 6-18 credit music study abroad program in Vienna, Austria, occurring every other year, consisting of a selection of offerings in music, art history, and performance. Walking tours include Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Schoenberg, and museum tours with concerts presented by the world’s most renowned performers. For more information please contact: Maxine Ramey: firstname.lastname@example.org, 243-4518. Next Program: Summer 2019.
Germany: Trajectory of Democracy from 1919 to 2019. Join us in Germany to witness 100 years of history, from the rise of the Weimar Republic and its collapse under fascism, to the rebuilding of democracy after World War II and again after the fall of the Berlin Wall. We will visit castles, museums, and other historical sites as we examine important political and cultural movements in Germany. For more information contact Dr. Hiltrud Arens, email@example.com, and/or Dr. Liz Ametsbichler, firstname.lastname@example.org. Next Program: Summer 2019.
Students earn 2 credits participating in a great learning experience about the German and European Economy at the prestigious European Business School (EBS), visiting important economic and historic sites. Classes and assignments are held in March and April during the spring semester and travel takes place at the end of May. For more information please visit the website or contact Klaus Uhlenbruck, email@example.com. Next Program: TBA.
Travel throughout Greece studying the art, archaeology, and culture of Ancient Greece. Students will encounter ancient culture (from the Bronze Age to the Classical Age) through extensive visits including Minoan sites (Knossos, Phaistos, Chania), Mycenaean sites (Mycenae, Tiryns), and major sites of the classical period in Athens, Olympia, and Delphi. Class will be conducted in museums and archaeological sites. No knowledge of Greek is necessary. All participants will be required to register for and attend a 1-credit orientation course during the fall semester. For more information please contact: Matthew Semanoff, firstname.lastname@example.org, 243-5637, Next Program: TBA.
This program combines approaches from the sciences and humanities to investigate how information about brain and cognition can inform our understanding of literary creativity and how we appreciate literary art. We consider interrelated topics such as: The biological basis of language, language processing by the brain, narrative theory, cognition in literature, sources of creativity. For more information please contact: Dr. Christopher Comer, Christopher.email@example.com, 243-2632. Next Program: TBA.
Study abroad in Ireland and earn academic credit in this field-based, experiential course that focuses on international business topics, including the culture and business environment of important U.S. trading partners. Additional fees apply to cover travel. For further information please contact: Mike Braun, firstname.lastname@example.org, 243-6459. Next Program: TBA.
Earn 3 credits participating in a great learning experience about the Italian and European Economy at the University of Brescia, the capital of the Brescia province in the heart of the beautiful Po Valley, visiting many business, historical, and cultural sites. Classes and assignments are held in March and April during Spring semester and travel takes place at the end of May. For more information please visit the website and contact: Nader Shooshtari, email@example.com or Suzanne Tillman, Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org. Next Program: Summer 2019.
This is a faculty-led, intensive, two-week summer school program on international business in a unique setting: Lucian Blaga in Sibiu, Romania. The program is designed to expose students to the realities of conducting business in an international environment by providing rich and real cross-cultural experiences through a blend of mini internships with local and multinational companies, workshops, field trips, and participation in socio-cultural events. For more information and to apply, please visit the brochure page and/or website and contact: Simona Stan, email@example.com. Next Program: Summer 2020.
Students who have already completed three semesters of Spanish will have the opportunity to study abroad in Salamanca, Spain during February, March, and April. They will immerse themselves in Spanish society by living with local families and by taking classes in language, literature, history, and culture at the Colegio de España. This study abroad program also includes field trips to Madrid, Toledo, Servilla, Córdoba, and Granada. For more information and to apply, please visit the brochure page and/or website and contact: Jannine Montauban, firstname.lastname@example.org. Next Program: Summer 2019.
Students will travel to Africa to learn about international conservation and development in national parks and wildlife areas of Zambia. This course will cover issues of livelihoods and sustainable development in Zambia using the Livingstone Region of the Zambezi River as a model to explore the complex interactions between natural resources, local people, NGO’s, government agencies, tourism providers, resource managers, and tourists. We will focus our discussions on livelihoods, livelihood change and nature-based tourism in the context of sustainable development. Opportunities and challenges will be explored between biodiversity conservation, environmental, economic and human dimensions of nature-based tourism, and sustainability. For more information and to apply please visit the website or contact: Jennifer Zdziebko at email@example.com or 406-243-6603. Next Program: Summer 2020.
The Arts and Culture of Bali is a three week intensive exploration of the fascinating and unique culture of Bali, Indonesia with a focus on the various types of gamelan music including Gamelan Angklung, Gong Kebyar, Gender Wayang and others. Students will be fully immersed in Balinese culture, living on the Lasmawan family compound in Bangah Village located in the central mountains. Students can earn 3 credits (upper-division writing course) during the trip. The trip will include daily intensive music rehearsals, performances at Balinese Hindu Temple Festivals, fieldtrips to important cultural sites and locales, as well as fun fieldtrips to hot springs, rain forest jungles, beaches, and a hike to the top of a volcano! To find out more about the trip, visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/UMBaliTrip2016/ For more information contact Dr. Robert LedBetter, School of Music: firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-243-4819. Next Program: TBA.
China is a key player on the global stage. Taking back Hong Kong from the British and Macau from the Portuguese in 1997-98 after 100 years of colonial rule, China is asserting influence against the waves of globalization and democratization at its doorsteps. This course provides an opportunity for students to develop a first-hand understanding of the socio-cultural changes that are happening under the “one country, two systems” policy. Through site visits and dialogue with local scholars, activists, journalists, legislators, and business professionals, students will learn about international communication issues that spring from the interface of diverse values, cultures, ideologies, and practices. The topics examined on site include multinational organization communication, press freedom, internet censorship, social media for social change, cultural convergence and divergence, and discourses of development. While immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of the place, students will have the opportunity to connect with local young people to exchange views on transnational phenomena and to experience in person intercultural communication at the confluence of the East and the West. Students earn 4 upper-division or graduate credits by completing the preparation sessions in the spring semester and the study-abroad program over Spring Break 2020. For more information and to apply, please visit the brochure page or contact Phyllis Ngai at: email@example.com 406 243-4551. Next program: Spring 2020.
Students will earn 6 credits trekking through the remote parts of the Himalayas, living in a remote mountain village, meeting with development officials, sustainability activists, and stakeholders in the region, and learning through readings, discussions, and field experience. For more information and to apply please visit the website or contact Dr. Keith Bosak, College of Forestry and Conservation, firstname.lastname@example.org 406-243-6062. Next Program: TBA.
Aerie’s International Semesters provide a full semester of upper-division credits, professional-level outdoor certifications, and the experience necessary for students enrolled in pre-health and outdoor leadership programs wanting a focus on international health, outdoor leadership, and wilderness medicine. Our rigorous academic programs in India and Montana (Fall Semester) employ realistic scenarios, interactive lectures, and clinical observations in a variety of settings, including an urban American emergency room, an advanced life support ambulance service, as well as rural health clinics in India to ensure a well-rounded, challenging, and rewarding educational experience. Students can earn 15 credits during the program. For more information and to apply, please visit the website or contact: David McEvoy, email@example.com, (406) 542-9972. Next Program: August-November 2018. Application Deadline: Rolling Admission.
Explore Thailand through small-scale agriculture with this hands-on, experiential learning opportunity. We'll work, stay, and share meals on three different farms. We'll learn about sustainable farming, Thai cooking, culture, political history, ecology, and economy. Local Thai farmers and the course leader will teach through a blend of direct instruction, demonstration, and practice. The program will be led by Josh Slotnick, PEAS Farm director and faculty member in Environmental Studies, and it is suitable for students of all backgrounds and areas of study. For more information and to apply, please visit the brochure page or contact Joshua Slotnick, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-239-6993, OR Kali Orton, email@example.com. Next Program: TBA.
The College of Forestry & Conservation, the Mansfield Center, and the Environmental Studies Department have created a unique study abroad opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and experience of climate change in natural ecosystems in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. The field-based, experiential classes focus on climate change issues as well as the culture, ecology, economy, and history of Vietnam. This program is suitable for students of all backgrounds and majors. For more information please visit the website or the brochure page to apply. Contact: Caitlin Sager, firstname.lastname@example.org (406) 243-2965. Next Program: May 8-31, 2019.
North and Latin America
The UM archaeological field school in Belize focuses on Cahal Pech, an important Mayan ceremonial center located on an imposing hill overlooking the western Belize Valley. Our excavations focus on the final years of the Maya occupation. You will learn about Maya culture prehistory, practice archaeological field techniques, process and identify artifacts. For more information and to apply, please visit the brochure page or contact John Douglas, email@example.com, 243-4246. Next Program: TBA.
Expand your knowledge and experience of conservation, tourism, and natural ecosystems in the Aysen Region of Chilean Patagonia. Enjoy these field-based, experiential classes with a focus on conservation, natural resource development issues, and tourism as well as the culture, ecology, economy and history of the Patagonia region. The program is suitable for students of all backgrounds and majors. For more information and to apply please visit the brochure page or contact course instructor Cara Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Next Program: TBA.
Aerie’s International Semesters provide the full semester of upper division credits, professional-level outdoor certifications, and experiences necessary for students enrolled in pre-health and outdoor leadership programs wanting a focus on international health, outdoor leadership, and wilderness medicine. Our rigorous academic programs in Costa Rica and Montana (Spring Semester) employ realistic scenarios, interactive lectures, and clinical observations in a variety of settings, including an urban American emergency room, an advanced life support ambulance service, as well as rural health clinics in Costa Rica to ensure a well-rounded, challenging and rewarding educational experience. Students can earn 15 credits during the program. For more information please visit the website or contact: Dave McEvoy, email@example.com, (406) 542-9972. Next Program: TBA. Application Deadline: Rolling Admission.
ARGENTINA SPRING SEMESTER
The main site for this program will be the city of Córdoba (over one million inhabitants), known for its Spanish colonial architecture. It's home to the Manzana Jesuitica (Jesuit Block), a 17th-century complex with active cloisters, churches, and the original campus of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, one of South America's oldest colonial universities. The city of Córdoba was founded in 1573 and named after a city in southern Spain.
Students will also spend one week in Mendoza, a city located on the eastern side of the Andes. This field trip will explore one of Argentina's best known industries: wine production. We will also take a two-day trip to a beautiful area called Uspallata, where we will hike the Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres. Students will attend and complete intensive Spanish language and cultural classes at a local university. Students will also complete classes taught by Dr. Requena. All instructors in Cordoba are native speakers. Participants must register for a full program of courses (12-15 credits) and their registration process will take place in Missoula and will be closely planned by the student in consultation with the Program Director so all credits earned in Argentina will work towards the student's Study Plan and graduation plans. Participants do not need to be Spanish majors. For more information and to apply, please visit the brochure page, or contact Dr. Pablo Requeña, firstname.lastname@example.org, 243-2602. Next program: TBA.
The 2-credit Peruvian Andes exploration course takes place in the high sierra region of Peru within the Cordillera Blanca (White Mountains) in Huascaran National Park. The area provides bountiful educational opportunities in both the environmental and cultural arenas, pertaining to topics like water quantity and quality from both climate change and a prominent mining economy, eco-tourism as a means of generating income and protecting natural resources, cultural history and pride in a time of ‘modernization,’ among others. For more information and to apply, please visit the brochure page or contact: Elizabeth Fricke, email@example.com, 243-5176. Next Program: Summer 2019.
NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA
Join us in winter, as we explore the outstanding landscapes and generous people of New Zealand and then visit the thriving commercial center of Sydney, Australia. It’s summer down there and one of the best times to visit the mountains, hike on the glaciers, paddle in the sparkling waters, interact with business and governmental leaders, and swim with the dolphins. This 6-credit course offers the chance to visit some extraordinary natural environments, study the sustainable use of local resources, and consider the different cultures that make up modern New Zealand and Australia. For more information and to apply, please visit the brochure page. Interested students with specific questions can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or the course instructor Dr. Simona Stan, email@example.com. Next Program: TBA.