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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.

Address, Phone, Fax, & Email

Learning Abroad Center (map)
University of Minnesota
230 Heller Hall
271 19th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0430

Phone: 612.626.9000
Toll-Free: 888.700.UOFM (8636)
Fax: 612.626.8009

Email: UMabroad@umn.edu

Learning Abroad Center Program Inquiries

Argentina, Study Abroad in Buenos Aires  Molly Micheels
Australia, Study & Intern in Sydney Tim Dohmen
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
France, Study Abroad in Montpellier Maria Mantey
Freshman Seminars Abroad Lindsey Lahr
Germany, University Study in Germany Amy Garwood-Diaz
Global Seminars Lindsey Lahr
Molly Micheels
Jessica Hartnett
Erica Qualheim
Ireland, University Study (Limerick) Jessica Hartnett
Ireland, Study Abroad in Dublin Jessica Hartnett
Israel, University Study in Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Haifa Erica Qualheim
Italy, Study & Intern in Florence Jessica Hartnett
Italy, Study & Intern in Rome Jessica Hartnett
Mexico, Study Abroad in Mexico (Cuernavaca) Molly Micheels
MSID—Ecuador Molly Micheels
MSID—Kenya Jessica Hartnett
MSID—Senegal Peggy Retka
MSID—Thailand Ryan McCarthy
Morocco, Arabic Language & Culture in Ryan McCarthy
New Zealand, University Study in–
Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington
Ryan McCarthy
Norway, University Study in Bergen and Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Exchange in Oslo Erica Qualheim
Panama, Summer Internships Erica Qualheim
South Korea, University Study in South Korea Ryan McCarthy
South Africa, University Study in Cape Town Ryan McCarthy
Spain, International Program in Toledo Amy Garwood-Diaz
Sweden, Study Abroad in Sweden (DIS) Maria Mantey
UK, Study & Intern in London Tim Dohmen
UK, University Study in Glasgow, Lancaster, Northumbria & Queen Mary Erica Qualheim

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Affiliated Programs

Program Contact/Email
Arcadia Ryan McCarthy
BCSP (Bologna Cooperative Studies Program) Jessica Hartnett
CET Thuy Doan
CIEE Thuy Doan
IES Whitney Westley
IFSA Abby Fink 
HECUA Erica Qualheim
SFS (School for Field Studies) Molly Micheels
UM-Crookston, UM-Duluth, UM-Morris, UM-Rochester Erica Qualheim
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Non-Credit Affiliated Programs

Child Family Health International Erica Qualheim
Cultural Vistas Erica Qualheim
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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

Bilateral Exchanges Ryan McCarthy
Department Exchanges Kim Hindbjorgen
Scholarship Exchanges Ryan McCarthy
National Student Exchange

Off-Campus Study Programs, 240 Appleby Hall

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Nonaffiliated Programs

Nonaffiliated Programs Thuy Doan

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School of Record (SOR)

CAPA School of Record Lexi Tarter
DIS (Study Abroad in Scandinavia) Corey Schultz
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 SACE@umn.edu
Affiliated Programs & UM Systems—Grades & Registration Emily Mraz
Affiliated Programs & UM Systems—Cost Estimate Thuy Doan
Collegiate/Departmental Programs—Grades & Registration, Cost Estimate Jill Reister
Exchange Programs—Academic Planning, Grades & Registration, Cost Estimate See program contact info
Enrollment Specialists Jackie Gmiterko
Abby Fink
Kate Johnson
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
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

Lindsey Lahr

Program Director Emily Mraz
Program Director Tim Dohmen
Program Director Peggy Retka

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Other Contact Information

Access Abroad Zach Mohs
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

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.