We regret to announce, that due to the COVID-19 crisis, Semester in Grand Rapids has been canceled for the Spring/Summer 2020 term.
We are now actively recruiting for Spring/Summer 2021. 

In the news: Semester in Grand Rapids was featured on the Grand Rapids Business Journal and WZZM 13. Read the article!

Experience Grand Rapids' history, people, and promise

Semester in Grand Rapids (SIGR) is an exciting opportunity to deeply engage with the community of Grand Rapids. In this immersive program, students take classes about the city, intern at a community-based organization, and have the option to live downtown. Earn 9 undergraduate credits including an internship, SWS, U.S. Diversity, and two Issues courses. SIGR is open to students of all majors, and is best suited to juniors and seniors.

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“By being apart of SIGR this summer I felt like I was able to make the most of my summer and transition into the school year with a full semester of professional development.”

Sarah Stromski



Students who spent a semester engaging with city leaders and working at internships with community organizations shared their experiences at a showcase August 6.


The Grand Rapids Business Journal highlights Semester in Grand Rapids experience.

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Semester in Grand Rapids is coordinated by the Office for Community Partnerships and Student Professional Development and was developed based on the Semester in Detroit model at the University of Michigan.