News & Events

News & Events

 

Explore the World Scholarship

 Sunday May 15–

Deadline: May 15, 2016

$2,000 scholarships available to students in the Twin Cities going on a learning abroad program with a volunteer or service-learning component. For more information, visit: https://www.hiusa.org/programs/travel-scholarships/explore-the-world


Earthquake in Ecuador: 4/16/16

According to the USGS, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake was reported at 6:58 p.m. local time approximately 110 miles northwest of Quito, Ecuador. The U.S. Embassy in Quito has issued a  security message for US citizens with updates.

All U of M students currently in Ecuador 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 Turkey: 3/19/16

On Saturday, March 19, a suicide bomber denoted an explosive device in the tourist shopping area of Taksim Square in central Istanbul. While tourist locations in Turkey have been targets for recent attacks, there is no indication of the targeting of specific nationalities of tourists. Initial reports indicate that at least five people were killed and another 36 were injured in this attack. The U.S. Embassy in Ankara 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.