UMTC Learning Abroad Financial Barriers Advisory Group

UMTC Learning Abroad Financial Barriers Advisory Group

UMTC Learning Abroad Financial Barriers Advisory Group

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 to 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:

Resources

Financing Education Abroad Toolkit

UMTC Learning Abroad Financial Barriers Advisory Group Members

CEHD Student Services/CFANS Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Mark Bellcourt

bellc001@umn.edu

CLA Advising 

Les Opatz 

opatz001@umn.edu

President's Emerging Scholars Program 

Steve Cisneros

cisne004@umn.edu

TRiO Student Support Services, CEHD

Kirsten Collins

coll0260@umn.edu

Office of the Dean, CEHD

Laura Coffin Koch

koch@umn.edu

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE)

 

Heather Lou

hclou@umn.edu

TRiO Student Support Services, CEHD

Minerva Munoz 

munoz008@umn.edu

Carlson Global Institute

Jennie Meinz

tylo542@umn.edu

Anne Miner 

aminer@umn.edu 

President's Emerging Scholars Program and Martin Luther King Jr. Program, CLA

Leah Milojevic

wood0522@umn.edu

Study Abroad Coordinator, Academic Support Resources

Cathy Schuster

heuer001@umn.edu

TRiO Student Support Services, CEHD

Nathan Whittaker

whit0495@umn.edu

Learning Abroad Center Representative

Scott Daby

daby0005@umn.edu

Learning Abroad Center Representative

Kim Hindbjorgen

khindbjo@umn.edu

 Learning Abroad Center Representative

Matt McGilvray

mcgil128@umn.edu