Visiting Scholars & Learners

Many international scholars and learners come to the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) each year to participate in clinical, educational, or research activities. Such periods of engagements may range from a few days to more than a year. Global REACH works with the individual UMMS units to facilitate such visits.

Once you have received a letter of invitation from the University of Michigan Medical School, Global REACH's Global Visitors Coordinator will provide assistance in facilitating your visit to UMMS. The links on this page will help you prepare for your visit and learn about Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan community. You may also find useful information in our section on Travel Services.

Both the University of Michigan Medical School International Compliance Unit and the University of Michigan International Center offer a variety of information and services regarding visa requirements.  The former provides information regarding Medical School compliance and the International Center is a resource for documentation (visa materials, DS-2019 forms, health insurance, etc.), hotel and housing accommodations, and information about international associations at Michigan. The English Language Institute provides English-language training and support.

These UM websites have more information about campus, including maps, photos, and virtual tours: