Learning Abroad Center

Teach Abroad

Teach Abroad

Leading a group of students abroad is a professionally rewarding experience! More than 200 University of Minnesota faculty and staff have taught undergraduate and graduate students in an international setting. Students and program leaders alike find the experience to be a highlight of their academic and professional careers. 

The Learning Abroad Center is here to help you develop one of these unique learning opportunities. 

Call for Proposals

Explore the Learning Abroad Center's 2021-2022 LAC Seminar Suite for programs that have been selected and will run this Academic Year.

Proposals for Create Your OwnFreshman Seminar AbroadGlobal Seminar, and Summer Teach Abroad Opportunities for Academic Year 2022-2023 will open in November 2021 and are due on February 1, 2022. Please review our Teach Abroad web pages and resources for additional information. 

We are particularly interested in programs taught in locations outside Western Europe and that appeal to traditionally underrepresented students. We encourage faculty and staff to thoughtfully consider how their own identity and positionality, both as instructors and as individuals, contributes to their experience teaching undergraduates and their ability to lead diverse student groups.

Contact Lindsey Lahr with questions about the Proposal & Review process. 

Instructor-Led Program Models

Learning Abroad Center Seminar Series

Freshman Seminar Abroad

  • Do you want to take first-year students abroad?
  • Do you want to combine on-campus instruction with learning abroad?
  • Do you prefer to have the highest level of Learning Abroad Center support with regard to program development, administration, and implementation?
  • Do you want to take students abroad for a shorter period of time?
  • Would mentoring and feedback from other leaders be useful?

Global Seminar

  • Could your program be designed for and open to students from a variety of academic backgrounds?
  • Do you prefer to have the highest level of Learning Abroad Center support with regard to program development, administration, and implementation?
  • Do you want to teach a course entirely abroad?
  • Would mentoring and feedback from other leaders be useful?

Create Your Own

  • Do you prefer to have the highest level of Learning Abroad Center support with regard to program development, administration, and implementation?
  • Do you want flexibility with regard to program length, number of credits, and academic focus? 
  • Do you want to teach an embedded course or a course taught entirely abroad?
  • Would mentoring and feedback from other leaders be useful?

Summer Teach Abroad Opportunities

  • Would you like to teach on a Learning Abroad Center summer program? 
  • Does your proposed course, and expertise, complement the other courses offered on the program's curricula? 
  • Do you want a longer teaching opportunity of up to eight weeks?
  • Would you like to teach on a program where local faculty teach the complementary courses?

Customized Programs

UofM Customized

  • Would you like to develop deeper connections with existing Learning Abroad Center programs and take advantage of the on-site staff's knowledge and expertise?
  • Do you prefer to have a higher level of support from the Learning Abroad Center with your program's development, administration, and implementation?
  • Do you prefer to design a discipline-specific program for a particular population of students?

Global Campus Partner Programs

Global Campus Partner

  • Do you prefer to design a discipline-specific program for a particular population of students?
  • Does your program have specific academic prerequisites that students must meet?
  • Do you have a specific location in mind?
  • Do you prefer, and are you able, to assume full ownership of program development, finances, administration, and implementation?

 

Program Model Comparison Chart

Leader Portal

For more information about instructor-led programs, program development resources, and to connect with other leaders, refer to the Leader Portal Canvas site. If you need to enroll in the Canvas site, follow these steps:

  1. https://training.umn.edu/
  2. Select the "Course Catalog"button
  3. Keyword: LAC100 and/or Department offering training: Learning Abroad Center
  4. Select: Education Abroad Program Leader Resources
  5. Click green button: +Enroll in Course