Parents and Families

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Congratulations! Your engineering student has decided to join the 600+ College of Engineering students every year who embark on an experience abroad. This important decision will help your student gain valuable life experience and prepare for the challenges of today’s global workplace. The International Programs in Engineering (IPE) office can assist your student with choosing the right international experience to meet their goals, as well as assistance with study abroad applications, overseas course approvals, and pre-departure planning. We also correspond with College of Engineering students while they are overseas and plan re-entry workshops for their return to Ann Arbor.

Having an international experience as a college student can be demanding, exciting and often surprising. Returning students agree that the experience offers a broader perspective on the engineering field and a deeper understanding of the world. Your support will help ensure a positive overseas experience. We encourage you to learn more about the benefits of international experience and to review our policies and resources for College of Engineering students.


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