Student Organizations

**[COVID-19 Update] Please note the communication you received from President Schlissel on March 11, 2020 which states that all U-M education abroad programs are suspended.  The College of Engineering will comply with this directive by prohibiting all non-essential travel outside the United States for the entirety of the Spring and Summer terms (March – August 2020).  This unfortunately means that no international travel proposals brought forth by a student organization will receive approval by The College and any proposals that are in progress will be withdrawn.**

College of Engineering Student Organizations travel all over the world! If you are interested in joining them, learn more about the organizations who travel.

Organizations Who Travel Abroad


Student Organization International Travel Resources

International Travel Approval Process

If your organization plans to travel internationally, make sure to get approval from the College of Engineering. Familiarize yourself with the process as you’ll need to plan in advance!

Ready to start the process?

 APPLY NOW to start a Maize Phase proposal in M-Compass for Spring break 2020 (Winter 2020 term) or Spring/Summer 2020 (Summer travel).

The deadlines for the International Travel Approval Process for 2018-2019 are below.

Travel Dates Spring Break
May – August

Go Blue Go Abroad! Workshop


Learn about the travel planning process, including updates to the proposal process, trip planning, and funding resources

October 25, 2019, 2-3 p.m. | Location: 1180 Duderstadt Center

*Advising Session Due December 16, 2019 (EXTENDED to January 9, 2020) February 3, 2020
“Maize Phase” Due

December 16, 2019 (EXTENDED to 11:59 PM on January 9, 2020)


February 3, 2020  

(11:59 PM)

“Blue Phase” Due January 20, 2020 (11:59 PM) March 15, 2020 (11:59 PM)
Pre-Departure Orientation

February 13, 2020

Time: TBD
Location: TBD

April 22, 2020

Time: TBD
Location: TBD

“Wolverine Phase” Due February 17, 2020 (11:59 PM) Varies

Other travel dates

Please contact Matt Hancock ( as soon as possible if your group plans to schedule travel outside of Spring Break or Spring/Summer terms

 Partnering With An NGO Overseas

If you’re planning on creating a new partnership abroad consider these resources available to guide you through the process. 

Selecting Safe Housing Abroad 

Going to a new culture presents a variety of challenges. One of these is knowing how to select safe housing as there are many details to consider.

IPE’s Research Guide Library

Visit the Research Guide for various resources for planning your travel. 

CHECK YOURSELF – Community Engagement Abroad

Resource from the Ginsberg Center on thoughtful community engagement.