News & Events

News & Events

Security Situation in Turkey: 1/12/16

On the morning of January 12, 2016 at approximately 10:15 a.m. an explosion occurred near the Sultan Ahmet area in Istanbul. The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul sent an emergency message with more information regarding the incident.

All U of M students currently in Turkey are safe and have been accounted for. Student safety is of the utmost importance to the Learning Abroad Center and the University of Minnesota. We will continue to closely monitor the situation.

Security Situation in France: 11/13/15

On the evening of November 13, 2015, multiple attacks took place in Paris -- at the Bataclan concert hall, near the Stade de France stadium, and at restaurants in central Paris.

All students on Learning Abroad Center programs in France are safe and have been accounted for. Note that the Learning Abroad Center's program in France is located in the city of Montpellier, more than 450 miles from Paris. Student safety is of the utmost importance to the Learning Abroad Center and the University of Minnesota. We will continue to closely monitor the situation.

Security Situation in Turkey: 10/10/15

On the morning of October 10, 2015, around 10:00 AM, two explosions occurred at a large peace rally near Ankara’s central train station. The U.S. Embassy in Ankara sent an emergency message with more information regarding the incident.

All U of M students currently in Turkey are safe and have been accounted for. Note that the Learning Abroad Center's program and all U of M students currently in Turkey are located in the city of Istanbul, more than 250 miles from Ankara. Student safety is of the utmost importance to the Learning Abroad Center and the University. We will continue to closely monitor the situation.


Walter H. Judd International Graduate and Professional Fellowship

Wednesday February 10, 12–11:45 a.m.

The Walter H. Judd International Graduate and Professional Fellowship provides assistance to students enrolled in master’s and professional degree programs, and to increase opportunities for students to study, undertake internships, and conduct research projects abroad. Awards up to $2,500 may be requested to support travel, living, and allied academic or professional expenses abroad. The deadline for awards to be used May 2016-April 2017 is February 10, 2016. For more information, visit: http://global.umn.edu/funding/judd/index.html#guidelines-tab

Gilman & Freeman-ASIA Scholarships: General Information Session

Friday February 12, 12–1 p.m.
214 Heller Hall

This session covers eligibility requirements for both scholarships, the application process, tips for applying, and additional resources. Registration is not required. Contact Thuy Doan, 612.626.8686, with questions.

You CAN Afford to Study Abroad: Info Sessions about Scholarships & Financial Aid

Thursday February 18, 2–3 p.m.
230 Heller Hall

Do you want to study abroad but aren’t sure how to afford it? Attend one of our “You CAN Afford to Study Abroad” information sessions about a variety of scholarships and financial aid options that will help make your dream a reality. Next semester we're hosting two of these very popular info sessions.


Gilman & Freeman-ASIA Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

Friday February 19, 1–3 p.m.
289 Humphrey

This scholarship essay writing workshop will help you learn how to craft high-quality Gilman and/or Freeman-ASIA Scholarship essays. We will provide individual feedback in addition to general writing tips. Email a draft of your essay in advance (by Feb. 15) to thuydoan@umn.edu and bring a printed draft to the session for individual feedback. Students without a completed draft are welcome to stay for the first 30 minutes of the workshop

Graduate Scholarships Info Session: Rhodes, Marshall, and Churchill

Friday February 19, 4–5 p.m.
101 Walter Library

Every year the University of Minnesota nominates several outstanding students for competitive scholarships that cover graduate study in the United Kingdom. Rhodes Scholarships award 2-3 years of study in any discipline at Oxford; Marshall Scholarships award 1-2 years in any discipline at other UK universities; and Churchill Scholarship award a single year at Cambridge for students in STEM fields.

Effective Interviewing: Tell Your International Stories—with Erica Tealey

Friday March 04, 12–1 p.m.
130 Blegen Hall

Market Your International Experience Workshop

The Learning Abroad Center is hosting a Market Your International Experience workshop series throughout spring 2016 for students who have had an international experience and would like to learn best practices in incorporating it into their job or graduate school search! At this workshop, Erica Tealey will share her expertise on Effective Interviewing: Tell Your International Stories.


You CAN Afford to Study Abroad: Info Sessions about Scholarships & Financial Aid

Friday April 01, 12–1 p.m.
230 Heller Hall

Do you want to study abroad but aren’t sure how to afford it? Attend one of our “You CAN Afford to Study Abroad” information sessions about a variety of scholarships and financial aid options that will help make your dream a reality. Next semester we're hosting two of these very popular info sessions.