COVID-19: All travel for undergraduate students is suspended. IPE is following the recommendations and guidelines set forth by U-M public health and international safety experts. For more information about U-M’s continued response to COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 information webpage.

Announcements

February 2, 2021:

The College of Engineering has made the difficult decision to cancel all CoE undergraduate in-person international experiences for Spring/Summer 2021, including in-person study abroad, international internships, and sponsored student organization international travel. At this time, the majority of the world’s countries remain on U-M Travel Restriction, which prohibits U-M undergraduate students from travel to those locations. While vaccine roll-outs are underway, it is unlikely that a sufficient number of individuals both here in the U.S. and abroad will have received the vaccine in time for the college to confidently offer summer programs. 

CoE graduate students may be cleared for travel to U-M Travel Restriction or Travel Warning destinations with permission from the college and compliance with U-M’s Travel Policies

As an alternative to Spring/Summer travel, consider the following VIRTUAL Spring/Summer options:

 

IPE continues to be hard at work monitoring the worldwide situation with our international partners so that as soon as it becomes safe for travel again, and border restrictions are eased, we can offer in-person programs. 

Please sign up for IPE’s Newsletter to be informed of the latest travel updates.

Featured Opportunity

Join Us for a Virtual Info Session

Interested in becoming a global entrepreneur but don’t know where to start? Join the Center for Entrepreneurship and IPE for an info session on the virtual Global European Innovation Academy summer program.

April 6th from 3-4 PM EST

At this session you’ll hear from a past participant, get more information on the virtual program, and receive answers to any questions you may have. RSVP Today

Participants on this summer program will earn ENTR 411 credit while going from an idea to a tech start-up in just 15 days. While working in a multidisciplinary team you will receive mentoring sessions virtually by over 100 industry leaders from Silicon Valley and other global entrepreneurship hubs, network with students and professionals from over 75 nations, and wrap up by pitching your product to a panel of venture capitalists.

Announcements

November 2, 2020:

International Programs in Engineering has and will continue to work closely with the Provost, U-M’s International Travel Oversight Committee (ITOC), which monitors guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of State, the World Health Organization (WHO) and a number of other CoE, U-M, national and international committees and organizations to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation worldwide.

Although state and federal restrictions are being loosened, the global threat posed by COVID-19 still remains high. While no decisions regarding international travel during spring/summer 2021 and beyond have been made yet, we intend to have more updates early in the winter semester.

Regardless of when travel resumes, it’s never too early to start planning!  We encourage you to begin the planning process by reaching out to one of our advisors, who will be happy to discuss the implications of having an international experience during (and after) a global pandemic. 

Please sign up for IPE’s Newsletter to be informed of the latest travel updates.

Announcements

September 29, 2020:

The university has made the difficult decision to cancel all U-M study abroad programs for the Winter 2021 semester, which means that IPE will not be offering our Winter 2021 programs. Unfortunately, there is not enough evidence to suggest that the public health situation around the world, including here in the U.S., will have stabilized enough for the university to confidently offer winter programs. U-M is making this decision now in order to give you sufficient time to make alternative plans for the winter term. Please refer to the university’s COVID-19 Travel page for more details and FAQ’s. 

IPE is currently investigating options for Fall 2021 as an alternative. As for Summer 2021 travel, the university is currently monitoring the worldwide situation, and will make decisions in early Winter semester about whether Summer 2021 international travel will be offered. 

Please sign up for IPE’s Newsletter to be informed of the latest travel updates.

Announcements

June 19: 2020:

Black Lives Matter. IPE stands in support of the community at U-M and beyond who are utilizing their voices and actions to address the systemic racism that has been present for far too long in the United States and abroad. The fact that the horrific murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others in the Black community are still occurring today is a testament to the work that needs to be done in order to create a world in which these injustices are no longer a regular occurrence. With a renewed commitment to specific actions that support our staff’s professional and personal values regarding diversity, equity and inclusion, which are core to our mission as an intercultural education provider, we are hard at work creating our initiatives for the upcoming academic year. You can find IPE’s DEI mission, as well as updates on our plans, on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.

 

Learn More About IPE

Interest Form

Benefits of an International Experience

Student Experiences

Health and Safety

FAQ

Interest Form

Benefits of an International Experience

Student Experiences

Health and Safety

FAQ