FAQ UMMS Faculty
- Can Global REACH help me find an international partner for my clinical or research interests?
- I want to host an international colleague in my department for a brief (or extended) training period. How do I go about that?
- I would like to request that my international collaborators become a partner or MOU school. What is the process for this?
- I need some help with planning a trip to a country I haven’t been to before. How do I find out about things like visas and required immunizations?
- How do I purchase HTH insurance?
- What is the new University policy for International Travel?
- How can I become a faculty leader for the small group international projects?
- I have information that I think is appropriate for the Global REACH website. Who do I contact about that?
Global REACH is happy to help you try to locate an international partner. Contact us and provide as many specifics as possible. You might also search through Michigan Experts to locate other UMMS faculty working in your research area or in the particular country of interest.
Approval for hosting an international colleague begins at the Dean’s level. Once you have approval from the Dean and have extended a level of invitation, contact the Global Visitors Coordinator, who can assist you and your visitor with next steps.
Inviting an international school or college to partner with UMMS or establishing a Memorandum of Understanding with another institution requires careful thought and planning. We recommend you begin by contacting Global REACH, and we can help you get you started on the process.
Your best bet is to visit the Global Michigan portal, which has a wealth of travel information available to the UM community as well as our visitors. There you will find specific links for visas, and immunizations/other health requirements for specific countries.
Faculty and staff traveling internationally for any University-related purpose are covered under the University’s blanket travel abroad health insurance policy. Faculty and staff are requested to sign in through the Travel Registry for University approved travel abroad health insurance to be able to access country-specific information and resources online.
In accordance with U-M’s International Travel Policy, SPG 601.31 (PDF), all faculty and staff traveling abroad for University-related purposes must register their international travel in the University Travel Registry before the expected departure date. As changes occur, faculty and staff should update the University Travel Registry throughout the duration of the trip, including additional countries added during travel.
We welcome your participation in the Small Group Faculty-Led Experiences. All project details need to be finalized by the time students arrive in the fall, so begin your preparation early. Please contact Global REACH Managing Director, for more information.
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