Over the years, Jim Harbaugh has taken his Michigan football squad on educational trips outside of the country. The 2022 team, trip, however, won’t have the Wolverines traveling nearly as far.

U-M announced Monday that the football team is exploring “Pure Michigan” this summer. Here’s the release sent to media outlets and posted on the team website:

The University of Michigan football program will restart its series of educational and experiential learning opportunities for its student-athletes with a trip around the state of Michigan this summer. This year’s travels are tentatively scheduled for July 22-29.

Since J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh took over in 2015, the football program has traveled overseas for educational opportunities on three occasions. The Wolverines spent a week in Rome, Italy in 2017, visited Paris, France and Normandy in 2018, and traveled to Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2019.

Harbaugh believes that not all learning is done in a classroom and that these trips serve not only to educate the players about the customs and lifestyles of other cultures and areas, but also provide the opportunity to give back to those local areas.

Michigan Football wants to be ambassadors to communities across Michigan and around the world.

More details will be forthcoming regarding this year’s educational experience.

The program also shared a video preview online:

For most fans, the decision to keep the summer trip in-state will all come down to whether it gives the team a boost heading into fall camp and has a positive impact on the field during the season. It will be interesting to see if the trips stay closer to home for the long-term or go back to international destinations in 2023 and beyond.