Thinking of Studying Women's Studies Abroad?

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The University of Michigan Women’s Studies Program encourages students to study abroad in order to enhance their education and gain international perspectives on women’s issues and feminism. Students routinely look back on their time spent abroad as the best months of their undergraduate career.  There are many excellent study abroad opportunities offering students a variety of possible experiences: among them cultural immersion, field work, intensive language learning, independent study, participation in another educational system. This brochure lists both University of Michigan programs that offer women’s studies courses and programs that focus specifically on women and/or gender issues that are administered by other colleges.

Planning early for study abroad is important, as is research into study abroad possibilities. Both the Women’s Studies Program and the Office of International Programs (OIP) are committed to working with students to help them find the right study abroad program. The OIP, located in G513 Michigan Union, invites students to come into the office, visit the Study Abroad library, and gather information on other OIP resources, which include specific information for women students. The Women’s Studies concentration advisor invites students to make an appointment to discuss Women’s Studies study abroad options. Call 763-2047 to make that appointment.

University of Michigan-Affiliated Programs

University of Michigan students attending one of the University's own study abroad programs will earn in-residence credits and may use financial aid money (if eligible) to help defray program costs. In addition, they may apply for scholarships awarded by the Office of International Programs to program participants. For more information on these programs visit the Office of International Programs at G513 Michigan Union or the web at

Australia:  University of Western Australia, Perth; University of Melbourne

Chile: La Pontifica Universidad Católica, Santiago

EcuadorLa Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito

France: Université Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence

Great Britain: Lancaster University; Queen Mary and Westfield, London;  University of Sussex in Brighton;  York University; St. Peter's College, Oxford University (summer program)

Japan:   Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU), Hikone; University of Tokyo

Korea: Ewha Women’s University, Seoul;  Yonsei University, Seoul

The Netherlands:  University of Leiden

South Africa: University of Capetown


Programs with a Specific Focus on Women and/or Gender Administered
By Other U.S. Colleges

Semester Programs

Antioch College   Comparative Women’s Studies in Europe fall semester
Contact (800) 874-7986 or see

Augsburg College, Center for Global Education

Cuernavaca, Mexico
Crossing Borders:  Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica, fall semester
Social and Environmental Justice in Latin America, spring semester

Contact (800) 299-8889 or see

School for International Training

Jamaica: Gender and Development, fall or spring semester

The Netherlands: Identity, Gender and Sexuality, fall or spring semester

Or contact (800) 336-1616

Union College
Women, Technology, and Economic Development in Brazil
Offered every other year. Next offering is fall 2001.  Contact Prof. Martha Huggins

Summer Programs Administered by the U-M and Other U.S. Colleges

Michigan State University

Women’s Studies in London, England, summer program
Contact (5l7) 353-8920 or see

Tomkins Cortland Community College

Women in Development in Costa Rica, Summer program. Contact Sandra Pollack,

University of Michigan

Latin American Health and Nutrition Program, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Summer program. Please note: this program does not offer specific courses in Women’s Studies, but students may focus their required independent study project on women’s health.

Contact (734)764-4311 or see