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International Agreements

Introduction: International Support Services (ISS), in collaboration with the Office of Management, assists schools, faculty, and students the development, negotiation and approval of international agreements with various institutions and organizations (including other medical schools, research institutions, governments and non-governmental organizations).  All requests for assistance in developing any international document should be submitted to ISS by email as early as possible, as typical review and turnaround time is 2-4 weeks.  The Office of Management is the office of record for all international agreements and maintains the database of all active and expired agreements. 

Types of Agreements: UMMS uses various types of written agreements which structure international activities at UMMS, with the most common being a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Letter of Agreement (LOA). Contact ISS ( with any questions related to establishing an institutional agreement.