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Non-UofM Students

    Welcome. Bienvenue. Haykuykuy. Karibu. We are thrilled you are considering one of our programs. Our study abroad programs attract students from large public universities and small private colleges all over the US.

    Students from many different academic disciplines go on our programs. No matter if you're interested in agronomy, communications, economics, languages, psychology, public health or social work, we have a program for you.

    The Learning Abroad Center offers a full range of advising and support services to students, including registration, credit, on-site professional staff, culture learning, and career planning.

    You can be assured that you will experience excellent academic quality and opportunities for cultural engagement on each of our programs. We look forward to working with you!

    Getting Started

    Steps to Participate on a Learning Abroad Center Program

    1. Explore Programs

      Programs and opportunities offered by the Learning Abroad Center include a wide variety of enrollment options and types of programs. These programs are open to students from other institutions.

    2. Look at the Catalog

      Check out the Open Enrollment Catalog (PDF), or flip through it below:

    3. Talk to an Adviser

      Visit your home institution's study abroad office as you plan your experience abroad. Contact the Learning Abroad Center to take advantage of advising and planning services, including peer and professional advisers and a resource center.

    4. Apply Early

      As soon as you select a program, obtain application materials from the Learning Abroad Center. Many programs review complete applications as they are submitted, and some programs fill before their deadline.

    5. Finance Your Journey

      The Learning Abroad Center will work with your home institution to facilitate your aid for study abroad. Contact both the study abroad office and the financial aid office at your home institution to discuss specific financial aid options. The Learning Abroad Center scholarships available to students from other institutions. Many universities will grant financial aid to their students to participate on another university's program, but some do not. Should your institution require a consortium agreement to permit you to use your financial aid, the University of Minnesota is willing to sign one for you. If you have further questions, ask your university's study abroad office or contact the Learning Abroad Center.

    6. Other Resources

      Read about University of Minnesota credit and transcripts.

    Already Applied?

    Looking for your application checklist? Can't find your Gophermail email account? Wondering where to pay the Learning Abroad Center? Head to The Runway to find these answers that will help your term abroad take off!

    The Runway

    Advantages of University of Minnesota Programs

    Each year, students from other colleges and universities earn University of Minnesota credit by studying abroad. The Learning Abroad Center offers students from other colleges and universities a full range of advising and support services, focusing on such issues as program selection, academic planning, registration, credit, financial aid, cultural adjustment, on-site support, and re-entry.