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UofM Faculty & Staff

UofM Faculty & Staff

The University of Minnesota has a goal that 50% of all undergraduates who graduate have learning abroad experience. Faculty, staff, and advisers are significant partners in ensuring that the University reaches this goal.

Learning Abroad Center Engagement Opportunities

Adviser Training

The Learning Abroad Adviser Training is an hour and a half training session developed for UMTC staff or faculty who work with undergraduate students planning to study abroad. This training presents the process of how UMTC students plan for learning abroad academically, financially, and personally. Learn more about adviser trainings or read about the Learning Abroad Center advising staff's mission and roles when working with campus advisers.

Classroom Visits

Classroom visits are classic peer-to-peer promotional presentations. They are 5–10 minute presentations on study abroad given to undergraduate classes (1000–3000 level) around campus by returned study abroad students. Presentations include the presenter's personal international experience, general encouragement for students to go abroad and information on how to get started. To schedule a classroom visit, please contact Maria Wentworth.

Education Abroad Network 

The newly formed University of Minnesota–Twin Cities Education Abroad Network includes and serves professional advisers, faculty members, administrators, and others involved with education abroad.

Financial Barriers Advisory Group

The newly formed University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Financial Barriers Advisory Group includes and serves financial aid staff, professional advisers, faculty members, administrators, and others involved in supporting students as they consider an education abroad experience.

Funding for International Activities

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance administers several funding programs and assists faculty, staff, and students in finding other sources of funding for international activities.

Learning Abroad Center Advisory Committee (LACAC)

This group, comprised of faculty and/or administrative staff, assists the Learning Abroad Center with several key learning abroad issues.

Learning Abroad Center Liaisons to UofM Academic Units

Learning Abroad Center liaison list

Multicultural Study Abroad Group

The Multicultural Study Abroad Group (MSAG) is made up of UofM professionals who actively support the University's goal of increasing the number of students of color who study abroad by working to overcome barriers, promoting the benefits of study abroad, and providing resources that address the needs of students of color.

On-Site Program Engagement Opportunities

The Learning Abroad Center periodically requests participation from our university faculty and staff to participate in On-Site Program Engagement Opportunities abroad that may include program reviews, familiarization visits, and program development opportunities.  

Scholarship Reviewer Opportunities

Each year the Learning Abroad Center administers over $500,000 in study abroad scholarships for UofM students, and administration of these important scholarships is achievable only because of the fantastic faculty and staff who give their time to be scholarship reviewers. Check out our Scholarship Reviewers page to get more information on how to sign up and what it means to be a scholarship reviewer. 

Teaching Courses Abroad

Learn about developing, designing, and implementing short-term courses abroad.

Undergraduate Learning Abroad Global Health Initiative

This group includes and serves colleges and units involved with health-related education abroad.

Receive All Abroad! E-Newsletter

Read the latest news from the Learning Abroad Center focusing on program developments, events, and announcements. Contact Kristin Garcia to sign up.

Order Learning Abroad Center Materials

Order Learning Abroad Center catalogs, posters, brochures, flyers, and other materials.



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