Study Abroad

Welcome!
This guide includes some of the resources that are available to students and faculty involved in the Study Abroad Program here at UM. It is by no means exhaustive but should alert you to the kinds of materials that are available.

To find resources specific to one country, click one of the links below.
Language Help
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Need to brush up on your language skills? UM students, staff, and faculty have access to Mango Languages which offers online learning in 72 languages. English language learning is also available. Watch movies with subtitles in your chosen language and practice on the go with the mobile app.

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Maps
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Would you like to look at maps of where you're going? Are the tiny maps online not enough? We've got your solution!

The Libraries have a large collection of paper maps. There are maps of both countries and cities. There are maps on history, geology, industry, and many other subjects.

To see everything that we have, use the Usearch box in the right-hand column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type MAPS and the name of the country in the blank box and hit Enter.

 
Watch a Movie!
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One way to brush up on your language skills is by watching foreign language movies. We have a large selection available in our DVD collection.

To see what we have, use the Usearch box in the right-hand column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type FEATURE FILMS in the blank box and hit Enter.

Once you get your results, look down the left-hand column. Under Location, choose DVD-Foreign/Non-English. Then, under Language, make your choice.

Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
Films About Your Country
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The Libraries also have a lot of documentaries about other countries. These are also in our DVD collection.

To see a list of films on your country of choice, use the Usearch box in the right-hand column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type DOCUMENTARY and the name of the country in the blank box and hit Enter.

Once you get your results, look down the left-hand column. Under Location, choose DVD-Non-fiction.

Any DVD not on Reserve may be borrowed for 1 week. The DVD collection is located on the 1st floor of the Richter Library.
 
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Travel Guides
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Would you like to look at some of our travel material? The Libraries have a large travel collection on the first floor of the Richter Library. These books can be borrowed. There are also some guides available online and even more books in the stacks.

To see everything that we have, use the Usearch box at the top of this column. Change EVERYTHING to LIBRARY CATALOG. Then type GUIDEBOOKS and the name of the country in the blank box and hit Enter.
 
Newspapers
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A good way to get in touch with a new place is to read the local newspaper. The Libraries have some databases with newspapers from other countries.

Access World News

Latin American Newsstand

Lexis Nexis Academic

ProQuest Newsstand
 
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