Study Abroad Programs
Reasons for Study Abroad
It is important to prepare our undergraduates to live and work in a global society and study abroad is one of the ways in which this can be accomplished.
Recent Federal reports cite a language and cultural skill shortage in more than 70 agencies critical to national security, public diplomacy and economic competitiveness.
Studying abroad accelerates skills building and stengthens strategic relationships.
Studying abroad opens the door to more career options.
Living in a foregn country helps students better understand the word at large as well as their own culture.
--Lincoln Study Abroad Commission
Summer China Program
Postponed until 2015
Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe) Learn More...
An annual Michigan-Shiga Goodwill Mission offers opportunities for Michigan and Shiga residents to deepen friendships and cultural understanding between our sister-states. During the summer or fall of odd-numbered years, a delegation of Michigan community members enjoys a ten-day Goodwill Mission to Shiga, including home-stay experiences with Shiga families. All residents of Michigan are welcome to participate. Those under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
The governor of Michigan names a representative to head the Goodwill Delegation traveling to Shiga. During the summer or fall of even-numbered years, Michigan families host guests from Shiga for about five days during the Goodwill Mission to Michigan. Families and individuals throughout the state of Michigan are encouraged to host Shiga delegates. Learn more...
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Information for Faculty interested in hosting a program
Assistance with Study Abroad (for Financial Aid)
Deborah J. Faust, Director of Financial Aid
Guidi Yang, Director