Grand Valley State University is excited to continue a partnership with the University of Michigan's Semester in Detroit. This program provides students in any major the opportunity to have a rich and unique learning experience, earning 12-15 undergraduate credits, while living in Detroit. This program is coordinated by the Office for Community Partnerships and Student Professional Development

Why Study in Detroit?

  • LIVE in a dynamic and diverse urban setting now with community housing.
  • LEARN from community leaders, U-M faculty and personal experience.
  • WORK in challenging, creative internships with Detroit community organizations.
  • ENGAGE Detroit's people, history, experience and promise.

The Semester in Detroit mission is to engage undergraduates in substantive, sustained and reciprocal relationships with the people and communities of the City of Detroit. Combining a semester-long residence in the city with rigorous academic study and a comprehensive community-based internship, SID students become deeply involved in – and committed to – the life, challenges, and promise of this important American city.

Who can I talk to for more information or to plan my SID application? 

GVSU Contact:

Kristin Moretto
Brooks College Office for Community Partnerships & Student Professional Development
Phone: 616-331-8200

SID Contact:

Craig Regester
SID Associate Director
Phone: 313-505-5185