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Contact Us

    Phone & Email

    Our main office line (612.626.9000) is answered Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Email us ( or leave a voicemail anytime, and we will respond during regular business hours

    Virtual Front Desk

    Talk to a Learning Abroad Center staff member via Zoom by visiting Available Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.


    All Advising services, including the First Step and program selection advising appointments, continue to be available virtually.

    Contact Details

    Learning Abroad Center (map)
    University of Minnesota
    230 Heller Hall
    271 19th Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Phone: 612.626.9000

    Learning Abroad Center Program Inquiries

    Country/Program Contact/Email
    Argentina, Study & Intern in Buenos Aires  Molly Micheels
    Australia, Study & Intern in Sydney Ashley Metz
    Australia, University Study in-
    Townsville, Melbourne, Sydney
    Ryan McCarthy
    China, Language Immersion in China Thuy Doan
    CLA First-Year Experience Lindsey Lahr
    Denmark, Study Abroad in Denmark (DIS) Maria Mantey
    Ecuador, Intensive Spanish Molly Micheels
    France, Business in, Engineering in, Sports & Culture in, Youth Development & Psychology, Teaching Practicum, and Language & Culture in Southern France (Montpellier) Maria Mantey
    Ireland, University Study (Limerick) Whitney Westley Fisher
    Ireland, Study Abroad in Dublin Whitney Westley Fisher
    Israel, University Study (Hebrew University) Ashley Metz
    Italy, University Study in Milan Whitney Westley Fisher
    Italy, Study & Intern in Florence Whitney Westley Fisher
    Learning Abroad Seminars

    Amy Garwood-Diaz

    Roslyn Udairam

    Mexico, Study Abroad in Mexico (Cuernavaca) Molly Micheels
    MSID—Ecuador Molly Micheels
    MSID—Senegal Ashley Metz
    MSID—Thailand Ryan McCarthy
    New Zealand, University Study in–
    Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington
    Ryan McCarthy
    Norway, Summer in Norway Ryan McCarthy
    Senegal, Intensive French Ashley Metz
    South Africa, University Study in Cape Town Ryan McCarthy
    South Korea, University Study in South Korea Ryan McCarthy
    Spain, Cross-Cultural Health in Spain, Psychology & Research in Madrid, Study & Intern in Madrid, Study & Intern in Toledo Amy Garwood-Diaz
    Spain, Study & Intern in Barcelona Ashley Metz
    Sweden, Study Abroad in Sweden (DIS) Maria Mantey
    UK, Study & Intern in London Ashley Metz
    UK, University Study in the United Kingdom Eric Leinen

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    Affiliated Programs

    Program Contact/Email
    BCSP (Bologna Cooperative Studies Program) Whitney Westley Fisher
    CET Thuy Doan
    IES Jackie Gmiterko 
    IFSA Abby Koshollek
    ISEP Roslyn Udairam
    SFS (School for Field Studies) Molly Micheels
    UM-Crookston, UM-Duluth, UM-Morris, UM-Rochester Roslyn Udairam

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    Non-Credit Affiliated Programs

    Child Family Health International Kelley Redmond

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    Graduate Opportunities

    Graduate & Professional Student Opportunities Kelley Redmond

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    Global Partner (Collegiate/Departmental) Programs

    Generally faculty-led;
    request information from department
    Brook Blahnik
    Lindsey Lahr

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    Exchange Programs

    Department Exchanges Kim Hindbjorgen
    National Student Exchange

    Center for Community-Engaged Learning, 240 Appleby Hall

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    Nonaffiliated Programs

    Nonaffiliated Programs See Nonaffiliated Program web page for college-specific contacts and process overview

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    School of Record (SOR)

    CAPA School of Record Lexi Tarter
    DIS (Study Abroad in Scandinavia) Lexi Tarter
    Spanish Teacher's (Madrid) School of Record Holly Zimmerman-LeVoir

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    Academic Planning & Financial Aid Referrals

    Learning Abroad Center Programs—Grades & Registration Emily Mraz
    Learning Abroad Center Programs—Cost Estimate
    Affiliated Programs & UM Systems—Grades & Registration Emily Mraz
    Affiliated Programs & UM Systems—Cost Estimate Thuy Doan
    Exchange Programs—Academic Planning, Grades & Registration, Cost Estimate See program contact info
    Enrollment Specialists Jackie Gmiterko
    Kate Johnson
    Abby Koshollek
    Nancy Vang

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    Financial Matters

    Consortium Agreements BJ Titus
    Gilman Scholarship Thuy Doan
    Learning Abroad Center Scholarships—Application/Deadline Questions Kelley Redmond
    Learning Abroad Center Scholarships—Disbursements/Finance Questions Catalina Nguyen
    Refund Appeal Catalina Nguyen
    Student Billing Catalina Nguyen
    International Travel, Health, and Security Insurance (CISI) Kevin Dostal Dauer
    Student US Health Insurance Office of Student Health Benefits

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    Administrative & Program Director Staff

    Assistant Dean of Learning Abroad Martha Johnson
    Associate Director Zach Mohs
    Associate Director Brook Blahnik
    Assistant Director, Marketing Antonia Lortis
    Academic Director Christine Anderson
    Assistant Director, Curriculum and Career Integration Kim Hindbjorgen
    Assistant Director, Advising and Enrollment Scott Daby
    Assistant Director, Programming Jill Reister
    Assistant Director, Instructor-led Programs

    Lindsey Lahr

    Director of Institutional Relations & Diversity Initiatives BJ Titus
    Program Director Jessica Hartnett
    Program Director Vanessa Walton
    Program Director Holly Zimmerman-LeVoir
    Program Director Eric Leinen
    Program Director Emily Mraz
    Program Director Tim Dohmen
    Program Director Peggy Retka

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    Institutional Relations Staff

    Director of Institutional Relations & Diversity Initiatives BJ Titus
    Associate Institutional Relations Director Jill Fischer
    Associate Institutional Relations Director Paula Haeder

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    Other Contact Information

    Access Abroad Peggy Retka
    Classroom Visits Maria Wentworth
    On-Campus Fairs Maria Wentworth
    Advertising Ilya Kravchik
    Professional Staff Employment Job Center
    Student Staff Employment Job Center
    Global Identity Amy Garwood-Diaz
    News/Media Martha Johnson
    Travel Warnings Zach Mohs

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    Related Offices

    • Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance)
      Staff work closely with global programs and centers in colleges and departments on the Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, and Morris campuses.
    • International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)
      ISSS, located in 190 Humphrey Center, is dedicated to assisting international students and scholars in successfully accomplishing the goals that brought them to the University.
    • Institute for Global Studies (IGS)
      The Institute for Global Studies, in the College of Liberal Arts, has offices in 214 Social Sciences. The mission of IGS is to internationalize the undergraduate and graduate curricula in significant ways.
    • Off-Campus Study in the US
      Colleges and universities offer many off-campus study programs within the United States. Contact the Center for Community-Engaged Learning, 240 Appleby Halll, 612.626.2044.

    Other UofM Campuses

    If you attend any of the University of Minnesota campuses, most of the programs are open to you. Many coordinate campuses have their own study abroad programs as well. Contact your study abroad office for more details.

In Case of Emergency

Contact the Learning Abroad Center at 612.626.9000 at any time. After business hours, a message at that number provides instructions for contacting our staff.

We are in contact with our study abroad sites around the world. The Learning Abroad Center has someone on call to deal with emergencies and can contact on-site staff if needed.