University of Minnesota


Learning Abroad Center
About Us

Advising Hours & First Step Meetings

Program Selection Advising

Program Selection Advising is available through scheduled appointments and on a drop-in basis. Program Selection Advisers meet one-on-one with you to discuss if learning abroad is right for you. They will assist in finding a program that matches your academic, career, and personal goals and interests.

**You must complete a First Step and online profile before meeting with a Program Selection Adviser.**

Please call 612.626.9000 or stop by the Learning Abroad Center to schedule an appointment.

Program Selection Advising Schedule

Scheduled Program Selection Advising Schedule (during semester) 

(by appointment, 230 Heller Hall, West Bank)

Monday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday: 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Friday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Drop-in Program Selection Advising Schedule (during semester)

Monday through Friday: 12–3 p.m., 230 Heller Hall, West Bank

First Step Meetings

First Step: Study Abroad Schedule (also covers credit-bearing internships & service-learning)

First Step Meetings give basic information about programs, services, and resources available through the Learning Abroad Center. You do not have to reserve your spot—just show up. You can also complete the First Step online.

Please note: Because we cover so much information in a short period of time, if you are more than 5 minutes late you will have to attend a different First Step meeting.

Location: 230 Heller Hall, West Bank (map)

First Step Schedule

Monday: 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m.

Complete the study abroad First Step module online

First Step: Work, Intern & Volunteer Abroad (non-credit-bearing and independent opportunities)

Online: Access the Work, Intern, and Volunteer Abroad First Step module.

First Step: Teach English Abroad

Online: Access the Teach English Abroad First Step module.

First Step Handbooks

Twin Cities Campus: