The Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota

Photo Contest Voting

2021 International Photo Contest

Voting for the 2021 International Photo Contest is now closed. Winners will be announced November 29.

Institute on the Environment

Imagine Yourself Abroad

Adventure, excitement, and opportunity await.

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Uluru (also called Ayer's Rock) in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Explore Your Options

Going abroad is often the single most memorable and rewarding activity of your four years.

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Program of the Month
Design in Sicily

Use the coastal town of Siracusa, Sicily as inspiration and context for your design courses. Engage in the design process with local and international designers.

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Design students in Sicily creating chalk art

Learning Abroad Resources

UofM Students

Get Started

Complete a First Step session. Research program options, then schedule a Learning Abroad Center advising appointment to discuss your interests and goals.

Academic Planning

A variety of resources are available to help you identify a program to stay on track to graduate.

Financial Resources

Explore scholarships and learn how to accurately compare program costs. Schedule a Financial Aid Preview Meeting to get an estimate of available aid before applying to a program.

Non-UofM Students

Explore Our Programs

Choose from a wide variety of destinations and program types.

Registration & Credit

You'll receive a full range of advising and support services—including program selection, academic planning, registration, credit, scholarships, on-site professional staff, culture learning, and career planning.



  1. Start your program application today.
  2. Complete a non-UofM student scholarship application.
  3. Check with your home institution for billing and financial aid questions.
Student Experiences
Feven in Senegal

Study international development in Senegal—a fascinating country seen as a bridge between Africa and the West—while improving your French language skills. The program includes a six-week internship or research project with a grassroots organization focused on entrepreneurship, health, human rights, or sustainability.

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Ariel photo of boats on a Senegal shoreline