The School of Kinesiology highly values the international learning experience. GoGlobal! Center for Global Opportunities assists Kinesiology students in finding opportunities for international study, research, volunteerism, and internships. The GoGlobal! office also supports our students as they pursue funding, academic, and professional resources, and helps them determine the program that best fits their educational and personal goals.
Education abroad opportunities for Kinesiology students include:
All students must meet with an OUSA advisor to align their education abroad opportunity with their academic plan.
If you would like to study at U-M Kinesiology and are visiting from an international university on exchange, please complete this form: http://bit.ly/Kines_Incoming_Exchange.
U-M Admissions forms need to be completed as well:
We have two international institutional partnerships, serving both U-M students and incoming students from abroad. Partner universities were carefully selected because of their parallel course content. Many U-M Kinesiology requirements can be fulfilled by participating in an exchange or education abroad experience to one of the following universities:
Join U-M Kinesiology faculty on short-term, topic-specific global programs during the summer. The programs are typically 2-3 weeks long and students earn one credit per week. Upcoming programs include:
Sport has a long history of efforts to create pathways from which conflict can be minimized. The ancient and modern Olympics are prime examples of efforts to use sport to bring people of different races and cultures together in a spirit of productive competition. Unfortunately, sport has also been an institution where hostilities between groups is sharpened. The racial issues plaguing European and Middle Eastern soccer as well as what takes place on and surrounding playing fields in the US are examples where the social mission of sport has been compromised.
There have also been important efforts in the Middle East to form businesses equally owned by Arabs and Jews to also create pathways for cooperation. Sport events represent a form of tourism which can also unify people from different cultures as fans attending events also want to experience a region’s historical and cultural assets.
This field experience to Israel and Palestine will be explored amidst the seemingly intractable issues between Jews and Arabs and Israelis and Palestinians. This experience will allow students to look at numerous issues and elements and the efforts of the use of sport, tourism, and business to create pathways within the contested space issues that have dominated the Middle East for more than a millennium. Led by Dr. Mark Rosentraub, professor of sport management. Apply now.
Note: Programs offered are subject to change at any time.
Credits earned from non-Kinesiology U-M education abroad programs often apply towards prerequisite, elective or core courses. Few required core courses in Kinesiology can be fulfilled by participating in programs outside of the School of Kinesiology, although some exceptions have been made.
Education abroad opportunities are also offered through program providers. U-M Kinesiology does not have official partnerships with these organizations, and thus research and communication is left up to the student to coordinate. This list is provided as a resource and it should be noted that other program providers exist that are not included here.