University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: June 15 - 21, 2019
About The University of Michigan
The University of Michigan is one of the great public research universities of the U.S. and the world, located in vibrant Ann Arbor. Since 1817, U-M has been a global model of a diverse, comprehensive academic institution committed to furthering the public good. Nineteen schools and colleges offer 260 degree programs, featuring tremendous academic breadth and opportunity for discovery.
Our thriving innovation ecosystem cultivates the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of students across campus. Students study the liberal arts and the sciences in a spirited, cross-disciplinary environment that encourages inquiry in the classroom and in undergraduate research, with a 15:1 student/faculty ratio and 1,400 students participating in undergraduate research partnerships with faculty. More than 150 first-year seminars have twenty or fewer students taught by senior faculty. Numerous service learning programs link academics with volunteerism, such as Semester in Detroit. Global learning is achieved through more than 100 study-abroad programs on six continents; overseas internships and work; more than 65 global languages taught on campus; and various global intercultural experiences for students. Thirteen Michigan Learning Communities allow undergraduates with similar interests or goals to live and study together, making a large campus small.
With access to top-ranked programs and distinguished faculty, students have the resources and support they need to reach their full potential, to find their true voice, and to make a positive impact on the world. Upon graduation, more than 575,000 living alumni around the globe enable graduates to make personal and professional connections with each other almost anywhere.
Brown University: June 22 - 28, 2019
About Brown University
Brown University was founded in 1764 and is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island. Brown is a private, Ivy League institution recognized for its global reach, vibrant community, expansive research opportunities and unique curriculum.
Our undergraduate College is home to 6,500 students from across the nation and the world, who are driven by a wide spectrum of academic interests. The Brown Graduate and Alpert School of Medicine round out our academic community. The Open Curriculum gives students both choice and freedom in developing their undergraduate course of study by featuring interdisciplinary seminars, more than 80 concentrations (or “majors”), and over 2,000 courses (including cross-registration at the Rhode Island School of Design). Additionally, our innovative Open Curriculum has no curricular requirements outside of the writing and concentration requirements.
Brown’s commitment to access and equity resulted in the implementation of our Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, which included the promise to double the faculty of color, increase resources for historically underrepresented groups on campus, and to host College Horizons for the first time in Brown’s history. Brown also launched the Native and Indigenous Studies Initiative to promote the scholarship of faculty and students that “explores, and increases the understanding of, the cultural traditions and political experiences of Indigenous Peoples (especially in the Western Hemisphere) through historical and contemporary lenses.” The Native Americans at Brown (NAB) student group organizes an ongoing Native American Heritage Series and the annual Spring Thaw Powwow, which is attended by over 1,000 people from throughout New England. The Brown Promise Financial Aid program meets 100% of demonstrated need and all students receiving financial aid do not have student loans in their financial aid packages.