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The International Education and Exchange Programs (IEEP) office provides opportunities for UM students to acquire an international perspective in their academic career through studying abroad on UM designed programs or at UM exchange partner universities overseas.  IEEP offers an extensive array of overseas programs in over 35 countries.
The UM-designed programs are the UM Semesters on Location, delivered in Prague, Rome, the Galilee, and the Galapagos, and the UM courses abroad, directed and taught by UM faculty members in Latin America, Asia, Europe, South Africa, and other locations.  The faculty-directed courses take place during the January Intersession, Spring Break, and the Summer Sessions. For the UM Semester on Location programs, students receive UM credits and UM grades, and the courses are taught by UM professors and/or professors from overseas universities who are experts in their academic fields.

Students can also receive UM credits and grades for study at any one of UM’s over 80 exchange partner universities overseas.  These programs can be undertaken for a semester, year, and/or during the summer. Among a multitude of other options, students can study marine biology on the edge of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef at James Cook University, be at the center of Europe and study business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, explore Iceland’s unspoiled nature while studying earth sciences at the University of Iceland, immerse themselves in Japanese culture and business practices at Sophia University in Tokyo, or become acquainted with the changing panorama of international relations at Uppsala University in Sweden. Many of these programs are delivered in English so foreign language proficiency is not always required.

The Schools and Colleges at UM encourage study abroad options for their students.  With the assistance of the International Education and Exchange Programs office and the guidance of academic advisors, students can select a study abroad program to fit almost any major.  Additionally, UM financial aid will apply to the costs of the UM programs.  Students are advised to plan early so studying abroad can be incorporated into their academic plan.

Students enrolled in any study abroad program at a partner institution may not earn more than 25 percent of their credits toward any UM degree program (credit requirements may vary by major/level), including courses taught by UM faculty. A student who anticipates earning more than 25 percent of his/her degree credits while participating in a study abroad program must immediately inform his/her advisor or program chair, who will be responsible for notifying the appropriate parties so that advance approval can be obtained from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

For additional information, contact International Education and Exchange Programs, PO Box 248263, Coral Gables, FL 33124-1610.  Tel:  305-284-3434.  Email:  Website: