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Ebola in West Africa: 9/1/14

The Learning Abroad Center is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in partnership with our parent office, the GPS Alliance. The Learning Abroad Center has no students in or planning to travel to the countries where Ebola has been confirmed (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria).

We are in close communication with our affiliates and students in the region for summer and fall programs. Currently, all programs continue to operate normally.

Learn more about the University's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

MSID Senegal & Ebola: 9/1/14

The Learning Abroad Center MSID Senegal program continues to run without impact. Read more about this situation.


Security Situation in Israel: 7/17/14

Learn more about current situation in Israel.


Save the Date: 2014 Fall Fair

Wednesday September 17, 10–2:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota—West Bank Outdoor Plaza

Explore international study, work, intern and volunteer opportunities available through the UofM. Ask program representatives questions, learn about financing and career development options, and check out the many ways to distinguish yourself with an international experience.


Freshman Seminars Abroad Information Session

Thursday September 18, 3–4 p.m.
214 Heller Hall

Freshman Seminars Abroad combine on-campus instruction during fall or spring semester with a 1–2 week study abroad component during winter or spring break. Seminars are 3 credits at the 19xx level and fulfill a liberal education requirement.

Learn more about these programs at this information session.


You CAN Afford to Study Abroad: September Information Session

Friday September 19, 12–1 p.m.
130 Blegen Hall

Do you want to study abroad, but aren’t sure how to afford it? Come learn how.  Get an overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid- all important parts of making your dream of studying abroad a reality.

Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612.625.9370 with questions.


Volunteer & Community Engagement Information Session: Senegal, Ecuador, Guatemala

Friday September 19, 12–1 p.m.
230 Heller Hall

Volunteer and Community Engagement programs for UMN students led by UMN staff. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

The Non-Credit Learning Abroad Grant is applicable to these programs.

Read more about these programs.


Global Seminar Winter Break Information Session

Friday September 19, 1–2 p.m.
140 Blegen Hall

Attend the info session to learn about 5 exciting study abroad programs over winter break! Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities will be discussed.

Contact the Learning Abroad Center or call at 612.626.9000.


Freshman Seminars Abroad Information Session

Friday September 19, 3–4 p.m.
214 Heller Hall

Freshman Seminars Abroad combine on-campus instruction during fall or spring semester with a 1–2 week study abroad component during winter or spring break. Seminars are 3 credits at the 19xx level and fulfill a liberal education requirement.

Learn more about these programs at this information session.


Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Info Session

Thursday September 25, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
214 Heller Hall

Applicants must be Pell Grant-eligible (check your eFAAN to confirm)

Awards of up to $8000 are available for summer, semester and year programs.

The info sessions will cover eligibility requirements scholarships, application process, tips for applying, and additional resources. Registration not required.

Read more about this scholarship.

Contact Thuy Doan or 612.626.8686 for questions.


Learning Abroad Adviser Training (Basic)

Friday September 26, 9–11:30 a.m.

This is a two and a half hour session developed for UMTC staff or faculty that work with undergrads who plan to study abroad. We will cover the process and basics of how UMTC students plan for learning abroad academically, financially, and personally. Through presentation and case studies, this will be a practical examination of how the Learning Abroad Center works with students, and relevant advising tools and resources for working with students interested in study abroad will be shared with participants.

Register here to attend this training, and contact Amanda Fischerwith any questions.


Information Session: Study Abroad in Africa & the Middle East

Friday September 26, 1–2 p.m.
STSS 121

The Learning Abroad Center is hosting several regional and program-specific information sessions. The sessions are a great opportunity for students to dig deeper and find out more about Learning Abroad Center programs across the globe.

Countries featured: Tanzania, Morocco, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa

Contact Amber Bathke for more information


Information Session: Study Abroad in Spanish

Friday September 26, 1–2 p.m.
Folwell Hall 112

The Learning Abroad Center is hosting several regional and program-specific information sessions. The sessions are a great opportunity for students to dig deeper and find out more about Learning Abroad Center programs across the globe.

Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela

Contact Molly Micheels for more information


Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Info Session

Friday September 26, 2–3 p.m.
214 Heller Hall

Applicants must be Pell Grant-eligible (check your eFAAN to confirm)

Awards of up to $8000 are available for summer, semester and year programs.

The info sessions will cover eligibility requirements scholarships, application process, tips for applying, and additional resources. Registration not required.

Read more about this scholarship.

Contact Thuy Doan or 612.626.8686 for questions.


Financing Learning Abroad (for Advisers)

Wednesday October 01, 11–12 p.m.
STSS Building, Room 432A

This one hour session is open to all campus advisers, and is a repeat of the popular session we offered last February. Get an overview of the tools and strategies for helping students choose a program they can afford and apply for scholarships. We will also go over specific scholarships that students should be aware of, basics of the financial aid process, and there will be time for questions you have regarding this important topic.

Register here to attend this training, and contact Amanda Fischerwith any questions.


You CAN Afford to Study Abroad: October Information Session

Thursday October 02, 3–4 p.m.
110 Blegen

Do you want to study abroad, but aren’t sure how to afford it? Come learn how.  Get an overview and tools that will help you choose an affordable program and apply for scholarships & financial aid- all important parts of making your dream of studying abroad a reality.

Contact Amanda Fischer in the Learning Abroad Center at fisch856@umn.edu or 612.625.9370 with questions.


Volunteer & Community Engagement Information Session: Senegal & Ecuador

Wednesday October 08, 12–1 p.m.
230 Heller Hall

Volunteer and Community Engagement programs for UMN students led by UMN staff. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

The Non-Credit Learning Abroad Grant is applicable to these programs.

Read more about these programs.


Volunteer & Community Engagement Information Session: Senegal

Wednesday October 08, 4–5:30 p.m.
216 Appleby Hall

Volunteer and Community Engagement programs for UMN students led by UMN staff. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

The Non-Credit Learning Abroad Grant is applicable to these programs.

Read more about these programs.


Information Session: Study Abroad in Istanbul

Thursday October 09, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Social Sciences 260

The Learning Abroad Center is hosting several regional and program-specific information sessions. The sessions are a great opportunity for students to dig deeper and find out more about Learning Abroad Center programs across the globe.

Contact Eric Leinen for more information


Information Session: Study Abroad in Asia

Friday October 17, 3–4 p.m.
STSS 420B

The Learning Abroad Center is hosting several regional and program-specific information sessions. The sessions are a great opportunity for students to dig deeper and find out more about Learning Abroad Center programs across the globe.

Countries featured: Korea, China, India, Japan and Thailand

Contact Thuy Doan for more information


Political Unrest in Thailand

The University of Minnesota is closely monitoring the political situation in Thailand and possible impacts on our students, faculty and staff in-country. Current University activities in Thailand are continuing as normal at this time. All University 30+ travelers are safe and accounted for. The University is in close communication with the travelers and on-site staff in Thailand.

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