The University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Financial Barriers Advisory Group includes and serves financial aid staff, professional advisers, faculty members, administrators and others involved in supporting students as they consider an education abroad experience.
Particular preference will be given to sharing of best practices, benchmarking and updates to foster the financial literacy of learning abroad, assist with providing feedback on creating inclusive learning experiences and identify barriers that limit access to learning abroad opportunities.
Communication and collaboration are core values of the function of the advisory board to develop creative solutions and identifying effective processes to ensure learning abroad becomes more inclusive and accessible. Meetings are organized by the Learning Abroad Center, but the agenda will be open to issues and topics identified by the group.
The UMTC Learning Abroad Financial Barriers Advisory Group members can serve as a resource for faculty and staff through the following methods: