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International Students

The Department welcomes international students to both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Over the years, students from all parts of the world (such as Thailand, China, Malaysia, the Middle East, and South America) have taken advantage of the opportunity to explore American culture and improve English language skills while learning economics at EMU.

The world-famous University of Michigan (UM) is located in Ann Arbor which is about 6 miles from the EMU campus. These two adjoining universities – EMU in Ypsilanti and UM in Ann Arbor -- provide the diverse and cosmopolitan community a distinctly international flavor. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) provides convenient, direct bus service linking the UM and EMU campuses.

Detroit International Airport is only 20 minutes driving distance from the EMU campus. The Canadian border city of Windsor and the University of Windsor, 45 minutes away on the other side of the Detroit River is connected to Detroit by the Ambassador Bridge and underground Tunnel .

The Detroit International Airport is only 20 minutes from EMU campus. The Canadian border city of Windsor and the University of Windsor sit just across the Ambassador Bridge and underground tunnel of Detroit, which are 45 minutes away from EMU.

Many of our courses, such as economic development, international trade, and the international monetary system are geared to meet the interests of international students. For example, students are encouraged to write research papers to their country specific topics and issues. Graduate students are attracted to our Masters of Arts in Trade and Development (TRDV) or to our Masters of Arts in International Economics and Development (ECNI). Many of these students quality for graduate assistantships and there are some who – after completion of their degree-- pursue Ph.D. programs in other institutions of higher learning.

EMU's economics program now offers a new dimension in international collaboration. The Department recently started an exchange program with China's Wuhan University which allows undergraduate students the opportunity to complete 2 years in each institution, to receive their bachelor degree in economics.

Admission Related Information can be found at http://www.emich.edu/international.

The Economics Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344