Iguazú Falls, located along the border of Brazil and Argentina, is the largest waterfall system in the world


    Global Seminar Information

    Read through the information on all three links to prepare for your Global Seminar. 

    Global Seminar Logistics

    Pre-Departure Information

    Making the Most of Your Experience

    Contact Information

    Upon arrival, you will be given a wallet-sized emergency contact card to carry with you. This will have information on how to contact the on-site staff, the program leader, and the international insurance provider.

    In case of emergency, you or your friends and family members should contact the Learning Abroad Center at 612.626.9000. After business hours, the voice mail message provides the number to call for emergencies. A Learning Abroad Center (LAC) staff member is connected to the emergency line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and assists with emergencies. This person will contact on-site staff as needed.

    Learning Abroad Center Hours

    Check the Learning Abroad Center website for Office Hours & Locations.  

    Summer Learning Abroad Center hours: Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
    The University will be closed on Monday, May 27th for the Memorial Day Holiday. Staff will be available via emergency phone during the holiday weekend.

    Normal academic year Learning Abroad Center hours are Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    For emergencies, please call 612-301-CALL (2255)


    You will receive your flight itinerary via email from Village Travel. You will not receive a paper ticket. Instead, print out your emailed itinerary and carry it with you. Note airport meeting and check-in information provided by your program leader for your specific program.

    Important check-in info by program:

    • Australian Identity: Convicts, Crocodiles, & Contrasts- Group Check in at Delta Group Check in at Tram Level (Level T)
    • Capturing Greece: Color, Light, & Form- Group Check in at Delta Group Check in at Tram Level (Level T)
    • Japanese Traditions & Psychology of Well-Being- Check in at the regular Ticketing Lobby in Terminal 1
    • London: Trade & Brexit- Group Check in at Delta Group Check in at Tram Level (Level T)
    • Machu Picchu & the Amazon: Environmental Field Study- Check in at the regular Ticketing Lobby in Terminal 1
    • Sustainable Food Systems of Italy- Check in at the regular Ticketing Lobby in Terminal 1, check luggage, go through security, meet group and leader at the flight gate at 1:30pm 
    • Understanding New Zealand: Culture, Society, & Environment- Check in at the regular Ticketing Lobby in Terminal 1
    • Urban Transformation in Italy- Meet at the flight gate no later than 9:30am on May 17th.


    • It is your responsibility to check baggage allotments (size, weight, cost, etc.) with your airline. The Learning Abroad Center is not responsible for baggage fees. 
    • Give yourself plenty of time to get to the airport. Plan for large crowds. You are traveling at peak season—expect long lines.
    • Do not miss your flight. It will cause huge problems for you, your program leader, the onsite staff, the Learning Abroad Center, Village Travel, and your fellow classmates and could result in additional costs for you.   


    You will be met by the onsite staff at the arrival airport and transported to your program housing. Get plenty of rest on the flight over and be prepared for a busy first day. Let family and friends know that they should not expect to hear from you upon your arrival. No news is good news.