Check out some great abroad experiences!

Upcoming Study Abroad Deadlines


  • ·         Spring/Summer Language Study and MGAP Summer/Fall/Academic Year applications are due on January 15.
  • ·         To search for programs, visit M-Compass.

UM-Telluride Association’s Scholarship for 2012-13 Academic Year Study in South Africa – Apply by 5:00 PM on Jan. 20th

  • ·         For details about this program, please visit the Telluride website

Upcoming Internship Abroad Deadlines

IAESTE Engineering & Science Internships (for undergraduate & graduate students)

  • ·         Friday, January 6 deadline–Applications are now being accepted for IAESTE United States’ 2012 internship placement program.  Each year, IAESTE United States connects students in technical fields of study to paid internship opportunities in over 40 countries on six continents.   Internships are usually 8 to 12 weeks in length during the summer, but programs can be extended for up to 1 year.
    • ·         To be eligible to apply for an IAESTE internship, students must be enrolled in a technical field of study (engineering, science, technology, mathematics, architecture, etc.) at a U.S. university, be between the ages of 19 and 30, have at least sophomore level standing, and be a member of IAESTE United States (students can join as part of the application process).  Graduate students and non-US citizens are also eligible to apply.


FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS: Cultural Vistas offers unpaid summer internships in Argentina, Chile, and Spain.  Deadlines are in January.

Do you speak GERMAN, but missed the deadline for the U-M Summer Internship in Germany program?  It’s not too late.  Contact Peggy Wunderwald-Jensen (  in early-January if you’re still interested in applying.

U-M Summer Internships in INDIA (for continuing undergraduates): CSAS Summer in South Asia Program—Apply by January 30th, 2012

  • ·         Monday, Jan. 30 is the initial application deadline.  Funding is provided by U-M’s Center for South Asian Studies.
  • ·         For full details and application, visit their website.

Two summer research opportunities in Germany (German not required)–apply by Jan. 31

o   Opportunities for undergrads, recent grads, and graduate students; no citizenship requirements; stipend provided

o   Opportunities for undergraduate students; US and Canadian citizens only; program fee, but scholarships available

  • ·         Deadline for both programs is January 31st.


AIESEC-UM INTERNSHIP & WORK ABROAD PROGRAMS (for both continuing and graduating students)

Deadline has not been announced, but typically falls in late January.  Internships offered worldwide.  Most are paid.

Ross School of Business CIBER International Internship Program – App due Feb 2nd

  • ·         Internships will be offered in France (and French-speaking countries) as well as Turkey.  Students from all schools and colleges are eligible to apply.
    • ·         Feb. 2, 2012 is the application deadline.


  • ·         For more information, please see the CIBER website.


  • ·         For further information, contact Professor Rachael Criso at


  • ·         Note: You must be a returning UM student in Fall 2012 to apply.

BUNAC WORK ABROAD PROGRAMS (for both continuing and graduating students)

  • ·         The BUNAC program offers work permits for Ireland, France, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and an Internship in Britain option.   Some programs (Ireland & Canada) have a deadline based on student status, i.e. graduates in summer 2012 have only until the end of the year to participate.  Eligibility for the Australia and New Zealand programs is based on age.
  • ·         No fixed deadlines, but apply two months before your desired date of departure: BUNAC USA,
  • ·         There are also a few other placement programs. For an overview, see our website article on “Short Term Paid Work Abroad”,

Volunteering Abroad

  • ·         There are many options for volunteering abroad, especially in Africa, Asia, Latin America and some other regions.  In fact, there are so many we recommend asking us for advice!  Deadlines typically are February-March.

See our “Quick Reference” list of the 60+ organizations that came to the International Opportunities Fair for more opportunities:




Friday, November 18 · 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Colonial Lanes Bowling Center

We are going Bowling!!!! It is free for the first 20 scholars and you are free to invite friends (there have to pay a discounted price). We will meet at the bus stop in front of the union at 6p.m.



Tuesday, November 1 at 11:30pm – November 17 at 12:30am

Michigan League Rm 345

This is time of year when our GMS chapter tries to give back to the community. We are currently making thanksgiving baskets and these are the items that we definitely need.

1. Rolls/bread mix
2. Dry mashed potato mix
3. Stuffing mix
4. Cranberry sauce
5.Canned Green beans or mixed vegetables
6. Canned Sweet potatoes or pumpkin pie filling

Also you are welcomed to bring other canned goods, cereal and other
non-perishable items. Clothes are welcomed as well.

You can drop off these items in the Michigan League room 345, there will be a box outside the office. It would be a tremendous help if everyone could donate something, even adollar would really help especially since we need to buy 5 turkeys-we plan
on making 5 baskets as well as decorations for the baskets.

If you plan on donating money please slip it under the door of room 345
With being said we need everything no later than November 17th.

P.S. It will cost us approximately $90 to buy the things for 5 baskets

Project Community Seeking Peer Facilitators for Winter 2012
  • Have an interest in academic community service learning?
  • Have you taken a Project Community course either as a student (SOC 389) or as a peer facilitator (SOC 325 or SOC 395)?

If so, we’d like to talk to you! To learn about being a Project Community Peer Facilitator or to apply, click here: If you need more information, email

Apply for Intercultural Leadership Seminar at Michigania
The University of Michigan’s 16th annual Intercultural Leadership Seminar (ILS) will be held during Spring Break 2012. ILS is an interactive 6-day program intended to provide participants with a deeper understanding of how to lead and work more effectively in intercultural settings. The seminar is designed to deliberately address the attitudes, awareness, knowledge and skills which are central aspects to developing intercultural competence.Intercultural Leadership Seminar is open to UM-Ann Arbor undergraduate and graduate students free of charge – transportation, housing, and meals are all included.  Participants attend the session February 27 – March 3, 2011 at the Michigania Retreat & Conference Center on Walloon Lake in northern Michigan. Applications should be completed online here by December 5, 2011.
Call for Planet Blue Concept Propoosals
The Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund (PBSIF) is a fund offering medium-sized grants to students and the larger University community for campus sustainability projects. PBSIF will award projects between $5,000 and $50,000 worth of funding to carry out innovative, student-driven projects that will visibly enhance environmental sustainability at the University of Michigan. The first step in the application process is to submit a one-page concept proposal, a document briefly describing what the project is, its potential impact, and outlining a preliminary budget. Applicants can find the concept proposal form at for Proposal Review Process:

  • Concept Proposals: Accepted between November 18th and November 30th at
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays, 5PM-7PM, Dana Commons
  • Final Proposals Deadline: Friday, January 6th, 5PM at
Campus & Community Announcements
Now till December 1: One Stop Shop Food and Clothing Drive
Help the Detroit Partnership and West Outer Drive United Methodist Church prepare for the 9th AnnualOne Stop Shop Food and Clothing Drive! We ask that you donate new or gently-used clothing items and non-perishable food items to our collection boxes. Over Thanksgiving Break, don’t forget to gather the clothes you don’t need or want anymore for a great cause! Collection boxes have been placed around campus in various apartments and academic buildings. Click here for a list of donation box locations.
Wed.: AVODAH Jewish Service Corps Prospective Applicant Conference Call
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 9:00pmAVODAH combines social justice work, Jewish learning, and community building into a program for recent college graduates. At locations in New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. or New Orleans, participants work full time at grassroots organization to create positive change on urban poverty issues such as hunger, literacy, public health, domestic violence, and housing. At the same time, they share a year living and learning with other young, Jewish adults to integrate social change and Jewish values in a pluralistic environment. A conference call for prospective applicants will be held Wed. November 16 at 9pm. For more information, visit
Friday: LiveWorkDetroit! Detroit Emerging
Friday November 18th, 2011Detroit is one of the hottest and hippest places in the country and LiveWorkDetroit! gives participants the opportunity to see it in person and to hear it directly from employers eager to hire the best and brightest! Join us for a full day tour of the best places to live, work and play in Detroit. Along the way, you’ll meet entrepreneurs and professionals who call the city home. LiveWorkDetroit! Detroit Emerging November 18th focuses on fast growth companies, social entrepreneurs, government, nonprofits, and volunteerism. $15 registration is required and includes bus transportation to Detroit. Register
Jobs & Internships
Science News Policy Internship (Washington, DC)
The American Association for the Advancement of Science seeks an intern to research science policy and politics for Science journal. Science is accepting applications for a 6-month period: a winter-spring internship from January through June. Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Monitor the web for information relevant to specific projects of interest to the Commentary and News section of Science
  • Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data; extrapolate and verify information
  • May write and edit material for publication
  • Provide help as needed to staff writers and editors

Click here for the Career Center Connector posting. If you have never used the CCC, click “Forgot password”.

Research Associate/Fellow Who Can Travel Worldwide
The Blue Ocean Strategy Institute is looking for a Research Associate/Fellow to a prominent Board member. This position requires relocation to Southeast Asia and also requires extensive traveling. The Executive is a board member/advisor in different sectors of industry including consulting, business (as an investor and an advisor), education (as a professor) and politics (as a country advisor). Masters degree required, Ph.D. preferred. Click here for the Career Center Connector posting. If it’s your first time at the CCC, click “Forgot password”.
Summer Community Service Trip Leader (US and International)
VISIONS Service Adventures programs for teens and middle school students blend ambitious community service work, cultural immersion, travel and adventure. Programs operate in under-resourced communities in Alaska and Montana indigenous villages, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Peru, Nicaragua, Ecuador/Galapagos Islands, Cambodia, and Ghana. Co-ed groups of 16 – 25 youth and 4 – 6 staff live and work together in the heart of a host community. They also run two programs exclusively for travel and service-minded middle school students. Click here for the Career Center Connector posting.
Internship in Congressman Tim Walberg’s Office (Jackson, MI)
Congressman Tim Walberg (Rep., 7th District) has openings for interns beginning in January 2012. These part-time, unpaid internships can be used for college credit. The weekly hours and starting and ending dates are flexible.  Internships can be arranged around class, work, and vacation schedules. Interns may assist staff with legislative comment intake, federal agency casework, field work, research, correspondence, telephones, and special projects.    Please submit your resume by email or call (517)780-9075.
Funding & Scholarship Opportunities
Big Ten Network $1000 Scholarship (Dec. 9, 2011)
The Big Ten Network is giving away a $1,000 service scholarship this year to a student from each Big Ten school. To be eligible, you must be a full-time student at a Big Ten university and volunteer at least 10 hours between Sept. 6, 2011, and Dec. 9, 2011. Students will be asked to submit an essay between Nov. 14, 2011, and Dec. 9, 2011, telling us about their volunteer experience. We will select five finalists from each school and post their stories on our website in January 2012. We will ask the Big Ten community to vote online for the story that inspires them the most. The student from each Big Ten university who gets the most votes will receive the BTN LiveBIG Scholarship for Outstanding Service award and a check for $1,000. Scholarships will be awarded at the end of February 2012.For more information, please visit the following link:
Villers Fellowship (Jan. 10, 2012)
The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA . Each year, the Villers Fellow works in our health policy department and assists our organization’s efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Specifically, the Villers Fellow will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to health reform implementation and other health policy issues. In creating the fellowship,  The application deadline for the Villers Fellowship is January 10, 2012.  For more information and to apply, visit:
The Wellstone Fellowship (Jan. 27, 2012)
The Wellstone Fellow’s primary responsibilities include assisting in the organization of conferences and trainings for advocates and community leaders; drafting talking points, blogs, fact sheets, and other publications; and developing content for the Families USA website and email lists. During the year, the Fellow will learn organizing and advocacy skills about health reform implementation, Medicaid, Medicare, health equity, and other important health policy issues. For more information and to apply:  The application deadline for the Wellstone Fellowship is January 27, 2012.

Goldwater & Truman Scholarship Info Sessions

Goldwater Scholarship Information Sessions (10/11; 10/13)


Tuesday, October 11, 5:00

Honors Lounge (1306 Mason Hall)


Thursday, October 13, 3:00

North Campus, 3:00 pm, Baer Room, second floor, Cooley, 2355 Bonisteel Blvd


Goldwater Scholarships are awarded to sophomores and juniors for excellence in mathematics, engineering or the sciences.

Apply to the University of Michigan committee by November 15, 2011

Truman Scholarship Information Session and Lunch (10/12)


Wednesday, October 12, 12:00

Honors Lounge (1306 Mason Hall)


Come and discuss the application process with Truman Scholars currently in graduate school at UM.


Truman Scholarships of up to $30,000 for graduate studies are awarded annually to juniors and third-year seniors who are planning careers in government or elsewhere in public service (broadly defined). The deadline to request to be registered for access to the application will be Nov. 22, 2011.  The application should be completed by Dec. 1.



Pangea World Service Team (PWST)

Dear Student Leaders, Social Activists, and Community Organizers,

Pangea World Service Team (PWST), brother to ASB, is in search of a site for this summer’s trip. We are looking for a community that you have personally worked with; a community that you were so impacted by that you can’t wait to return. We can not only help you return but we would love to work with you to train another 20 U of M students to return with you, so they too can have that life altering experience.
PWST is a  SERVE-sponsored (located in the Ginsberg Center, same program that sponsors ASB) student organization committed to organizing  service  initiatives in developing countries across the globe. We focus  on  providing services while also giving our participants opportunities  to  develop a deep cultural understanding of their host communities.   Projects are designed to combat specific social issues chosen by the local population. (

Service Job/Internship/Experience Opportunities

FIMRC Day of Service this Weekend
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 at 8am – 3pm. Pickup at the Cube or Palmer Commons.

Come volunteer with FIMRC (The Foundation for the International Medical Relief of Children) at their second annual Day of Service!  They will be going to Pontiac to work with the Pontiac Academy of Excellence through the Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency.  At this school, you will be landscaping and painting their facility, so please do wear clothes that can get dirty.  This is a fantastic opportunity to have fun and get to know FIMRC members.  Also pizza will be provided!!

They will have two pick-up locations — the Cube and Palmer Commons.  Everyone will meet at their location at 8am and should expect to be back on campus by 3pm. To sign up, go to

VIEW Program Accepting Applications
Volunteers Involved Every Week (VIEW) involves students in weekly community service and social justice learning at the local level here in Southeast Michigan. VIEW volunteers work on site with partners each week in groups of 3 to 5 and meet every two weeks to reflect on their experiences and gain useful knowledge and skills.

Students are paired with a community partner for the entire year. All community partners address disparity in and around Washtenaw County.

Click here to learn more about VIEW and apply today!

Alternative Spring Break Accepting Applications
During Spring Break, hundreds of U-M students travel to organizations across the country to help address societal problems with understanding and compassion. For more information and to apply, click here.
Big Ten Network Live BIG Campaign launches
Many of the qualities that make Big Ten teams successful on the field or on the court are the  same that help members of the Big Ten community make a difference off of it. Dedication, putting in the time and hard work and working together toward a higher goal are what makes the Big Ten community special and what it means to live big.

By engaging fans on‐air, online and on‐campus the BTN Live BIG compaign hopes to expand volunteerism in the Big Ten  community and deepen their commitment to service.

A signature element of the initiative will be the selection of BTN LiveBIG Scholarships for  Outstanding Service.  Twelve students, one from each campus, whose service exemplify the  spirit of BTN LiveBIG will be recognized as that university’s BTN LiveBIG representative and  awarded a scholarship of $1,000.

Click her for more information and to apply for the scholarship.

Campus & Community Announcements
Cash Reward! NASST is Calling for Logo Design! (deadline Oct. 14)
  • Do you want to show your creativitiy and get $50 reward?
  • Do you want to help students to get more involved in community service?
  • Do you want your design to be recognized all across the campus?

NASST (North American Summer Service Team) is a student-run organization in the Ginsberg Center. Its mission is to cultivate an environment of service, learning, and mutual growth through immersing students into communities throughout North America, and to create relationships through service that drive action for social justice and fuel a student-led movement towards a truly equal society. Click here for information about the submission process.

Pangea World Service Team Looking for Site Suggestions for 2012
Have you had a great service trip abroad?
Would you like to continue that relationship this upcoming summer?
Wanna maybe share it with others?

You are in luck, Pangea World Service Team (PWST) is currently in search for a site for our summer 2012 experience!

PWST is a SERVE-sponsored (located in the Ginsberg center, same program that sponsors Alternative Spring Break) student organization committed to organizing service initiatives in developing countries across the globe. We focus on providing services while also giving our participants opportunities to develop a deep cultural understanding of their host communities. Projects are designed to combat specific social issues chosen by the local population. For more information, please visit:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at

Jobs & Internships
Blogging/Social Media Intern, Green Sight Consulting (Ann Arbor)
Green Sight Consulting is looking for an environmentally or socially minded student to keep our web presence fresh and cutting-edge by contributing to their blog and maintaining and growing their social media presence. The Intern can expect to work on average 5-10 hours per week. Much of the work will be research based, staying up-to-date on current events within the environmental community and happenings at the intersection of sustainability and enterprise. Click here for more information.
Communications Coordinator Internship, International Samaritan (Ann Arbor)
The communications Coordinator is expected to design a measurable, concrete communications plan to help achieve International Samaritan’s goals for travelers and fund-raising.
It is expected that the Director of Communications will create a communications program and materials for the program. Click here for more information.
Intern: United Nations Information Center (Washington, DC))
The UN Information Centre is responsible for US/UN issues and serves as a liaison to Congress, the US Government and foundations in Washington as well as to the media, academic institutions and public across the United States.

UNIC’s internship program presents an enormous opportunity for college students and post-graduates seeking challenging intern-work experience in international relations. The Centre accepts interns three times a year (Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer) with deadlines posted on the website on a unpaid basis for a period of three months or more.

Applications accepted through Oct. 31. Click here for more information.

Intern: Campus Ambassador, Greater Good Ventures (Ann Arbor)
Greater Good Ventures is launching the second wave of their Campus Ambassador program program onto the U of M campus. Campus Ambassadors are college students that will introduce colleges, student groups, sports teams, charities, high schools, and other nonprofits to the world of online fundraising provided by and at college and in their hometown. Students will learn about sales, marketing, online fundraising and social media. Company will provide training as well as marketing support. Compensation is awarded based upon sales results. Work days and hours are flexible. Click here for more information.
Funding & Scholarship Opportunities
Rosalie Ginsberg Scholarship for Community Service and Social Action (10/28/11)
Up to two $3,000 scholarships will be awarded this year to support University of Michigan students holding junior or senior standing this fall who demonstrate a commitment to community service or social action and who demonstrate financial need.  Preference is given to students from Cuyahoga County, Ohio; thereafter to students from Ohio; and thereafter to any student.  Inger and William Ginsberg established the Rosalie Ginsberg Community Service Scholarship Fund in honor of William’s mother.

Scholarship candidates must demonstrate strong community service or social action involvement, as well as financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
The application deadline is October 28, 2011.   More information and an application can be found here.

Big Ten Network LiveBIG Scholarship
Find out how to apply for the $1000 BTN LiveBIG scholarship here.
DOROT College Initiative Grants for Intergenerational Programs (11/7/11)
DOROT is a multi-service agency whose mission is to improve the lives of homebound and homeless elderly and to foster positive interaction and respect between the generations. They are inviting submissions for their College Initiative Grants for Intergenerational Programs.  They are offering up to nine mini grants of $500 for funding of programs that enable college students to volunteer with the elderly in their communities, to be implemented between January and May 2012. The successful applicant will develop partnerships between student campus groups and local social service agencies that work with the elderly.

Renewal/Deferment Forms

If you have not filled out your renewal forms or deferment forms, please do so ASAP!

Click on the following links to access Renewal and Deferment Packets.

Gates Renewal Packet

Gates Deferment Packet

Your packets can also be accessed through  Log in and click on “Forms.”

Should you have any questions about the renewal and deferment processes, please contact your respective GMS award advisor.  For all other award inquiries, contact Mr. Robson, GMS Michigan advisor (