Faculty & Staff
The University of Minnesota has a goal that 50% of all undergraduates who graduate have learning abroad experience. Faculty, staff and advisors are significant partners in ensuring that the University reaches this goal.
Learning Abroad Center Engagement Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Adviser Training is an hour and a half training session developed for UMTC staff or faculty who work with undergraduate students who plan to study abroad. This training covers the process and basics on 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 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 Kait Dougherty.
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 U of M Academic Units
Teaching Courses Abroad
Undergraduate Learning Abroad Global Health Initiative
This group includes and serves colleges and units involved with health-related education abroad.