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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

Country/ProgramContact/Email
Argentina, Study Abroad in Buenos Aires  Molly Micheels
Australia, Study & Intern in Sydney Vanessa Walton
Australia, University Study in-
James Cook, Melbourne, Wollongong
Ryan McCarthy
Language Immersion in China Thuy Doan
CLA First-Year Experience Lindsey Lahr
Denmark, Study Abroad in Denmark (DIS) Ben Tully
France, Study Abroad in Montpellier Ben Tully
Germany, University Study in Germany Amy Garwood-Diaz
Freshman Seminars Abroad Lindsey Lahr
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 Ben Tully
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 Vanessa Walton
MSID- Thailand Vanessa Walton
Morocco, Arabic Language & Culture in Ryan McCarthy
New Zealand, University Study in–
Auckland, Otago, Wollongong
Ryan McCarthy
Norway, University Study in Bergen and Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Exchange in Oslo Erica Qualheim
South Korea, University Study in South Korea Thuy Doan
South Africa, University Study in Cape Town, KwaZulu Natal Ryan McCarthy
Spain, International Program in Toledo Amy Garwood-Diaz
Sweden, Study Abroad in Sweden (DIS) Ben Tully
UK, Study & Intern in London Vanessa Walton
UK, University Study in Glasgow, Lancaster, Northumbria & Queen Mary Erica Qualheim
 

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Affiliated Programs

Program Contact/Email
CIC Shared Programs Abroad Schools:
Indiana U, Iowa/CIC, Michigan State,
Penn State, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UI-UC
BJ Titus
Alliance Vanessa Walton
Arcadia Ryan McCarthy
BCSP (Bologna Cooperative Studies Program) Jessica Hartnett
CET Thuy Doan
CIEE Thuy Doan
IES Whitney Westley
IFSA-Butler Vanessa Walton
HECUA Erica Qualheim
SIT Jessica Hartnett
SFS (School for Field Studies) Molly Micheels
UM-Crookston, UM-Duluth, UM-Morris, UM-Rochester Vanessa Walton
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Non-Credit Affiliated Programs

  Contact/Email
Child Family Health International Erica Qualheim 
Cultural Vistas Erica Qualheim
Global Volunteers Erica Qualheim
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Graduate Opportunities

  Contact/Email
Graduate & Professional Student Opportunities Matt McGilvray

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Global Partner (Collegiate/Departmental) Programs

  Contact/Email
Generally faculty-led;
request information from department
Brook Blahnik
Ryan McCarthy
Vanessa Walton
Lindsey Lahr

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Exchange Programs

  Contact/Email
Bilateral Exchanges Ryan McCarthy
Department Exchanges Kim Hindbjorgen
Scholarship Exchanges Ryan McCarthy
National Student Exchange

Off-Campus Study Programs, 240 Appleby Hall
612.626.2044

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Nonaffiliated Programs

  Contact/Email
Nonaffiliated Programs Thuy Doan

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School of Record (SOR)

  Contact/Email
CAPA School of Record Jackie Kujawa
DIS (Study Abroad in Scandinavia) Jackie Kujawa
Spanish Teacher's (Madrid) School of Record Holly Zimmerman-LeVoir

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Academic Planning & Financial Aid Referrals

  Contact/Email
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 Sarah Tschida
Exchange Programs—Academic Planning, Grades & Registration, Cost Estimate See program contact info
Enrollment Specialists Josie Kahlenbeck
Abby Fink
Whitney Westley
Nancy Vang

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Financial Matters

  Contact/Email
Consortium Agreements BJ Titus
Gilman Scholarship Thuy Doan
Learning Abroad Center Scholarships - Application/Deadline Questions Matt McGilvray
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

  Contact/Email
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 Sarah Tschida
Director of Institutional Relations & Diversity Initiatives BJ Titus
Program Director Jill Reister
Program Director Heidi Soneson
Program Director Holly Zimmerman-LeVoir
Program Director Eric Leinen
Program Director

Ellen Reid

Program Director

Lindsey Lahr

Program Director

Tim Dohmen

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Other Contact Information

  Contact/Email
Access Abroad Heidi Soneson
Classroom Visits Maria Wentworth
On-Campus Fairs Maria Wentworth
Advertising Ilya Kravchik
Professional Staff Employment Job Center
Student Staff Employment Job Center
Global Identity Ryan McCarthy
News/Media Martha Johnson
PCC - Program for Cultural Cooperation Holly Zimmerman-LeVoir
Travel Services & Products Matt McGilvray
Travel Warnings Zach Mohs

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Related Offices


Other U of M 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.