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News & Events

Ebola in Spain: 10/7/14

On October 6, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement noting that a health care worker in Spain has been diagnosed with Ebola virus disease (EVD) after treating an infected person who was medically evacuated from Liberia to Madrid. The Learning Abroad Center programs in Spain continue to run without impact. 

Learning Abroad Center winter break and spring semester programs are scheduled to be offered as planned, and the Learning Abroad Center will continue to monitor this situation closely.

Read more about this situation.

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.

Information Session: CE 5570 Design for Sustainable Development: Discovery

Tuesday October 28, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
ME 1130

Join us for lunch and learn about an exciting study abroad opportunity to discover grand challenges and entrepreneurial solutions in incredible India. During the session, we'll enjoy tasty Indian cuisine, have a panel discussion with past participants, and review the 2015 program content.

Course Description

Discovering India’s fast-growing entrepreneurship hub, where rural meets urban, where poverty meets wealth, where environmental and quality of life issues are distinctly intertwined, is the focus of this course in Bangalore, India. While enjoying India’s delicious food and diverse culture, we will explore urban and rural development challenges in India through the eyes of entrepreneurs, local leaders, and communities. By the end of the program, students will have an appreciation for entrepreneurial and engineering solutions to environmental and societal challenges, and for how effective solutions must fit within the broader socio-economic context.

This course is offered during the May term as a three-credit, three-week study abroad course to Bangalore, India. The class will have four pre-departure meetings in MN during spring 2015. Program dates are May 18, 2015 to June 8, 2015, including travel time. Based on past courses, the estimated program cost will be approximately $4800/student. This class is open to upper-level undergraduates (students with advanced standing—juniors or seniors—with a minimum 3.0 GPA) and graduate students at the University of Minnesota.


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