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.
U.S. Passport Grant
While we’re taking a break from international travel, it’s a great time to consider applying for a new or renewed passport, and International Programs in Engineering (IPE) is here to help. For eligible students, IPE will provide full funding, advising, and support services for CoE undergraduate students to apply for or renew a U.S. Passport.
Applications are due November 16!
Walk the Globe with CoE
Whether you’re in Ann Arbor or anywhere else in the world this Fall semester, many of us do quite a bit of walking. Starting this month, you can walk for prizes! Join CoE students, faculty, and staff in a 7-week step challenge to see how many collective steps we can accumulate before the season changes.
Participants will get access to our private community group, where we’ll post our weekly goals and feature international programs, student highlights, podcast recommendations, and more! Oh, and did we mention milestone prizes? Registration is now open.
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.