The following are points to consider when discussing logistics with on-site program partners. It is not exhaustive, but a useful set of questions to get started.
The following partners can provide logistical and administrative assistance for instructor-led programs. These organizations adhere to good practice standards and have, in most cases, successfully supported groups from the University of Minnesota in the past. You should research resources and identify your specific programmatic needs in advance of contacting organizations.
UofM Customized programs can provide customized program development assistance and support in the following locations: Buenos Aires, Dakar, Madrid, Montpellier, Nairobi, & Toledo.
ACCENT International works with over 50 colleges and universities to provide high quality, cost effective study abroad programs. They have over 20 years of experience in coordinating customized programs. Sites: Florence, London, Madrid, Paris and Rome.
The Alliance for Global Education provides stimulating, interdisciplinary study abroad programs in China and India that maintain high academic standards, strong student services, and careful health and safety measures. Their core mission is to develop and promote innovative programs in vibrant, dynamic Asian countries that are of ever-increasing scholarly, political, and economic interest.
Arcadia works closely with partners to create custom first year, summer, semester, short-term and academic-year faculty-led study abroad programs designed to meet your college or departments needs.
CAPA International Education is an international education organization committed to empowering student learning through personal choice, academic integrity, and engagement in urban environments abroad. CAPA has worked with hundreds of institutions to develop Instructor-led and Custom Programs that meet the specific requirements of each institution and department.
CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization based in Washington, DC that designs and administers innovative educational programs abroad.
Child Family Health International (CFHI) offers community-based global health education programs for health science students. CFHI is made up of health professionals and students that work at the grassroots level through 20+ programs in 7 countries. CFHI offers academic partnership opportunities to schools and groups to expand global health offerings.
CIEE Custom and Faculty-Led programs can be created for any length of time and in many of the locations CIEE operates study centers -- more than 40 countries around the world.
Global Volunteers provides international volunteer opportunities in over 15 countries around the world with the goal of engaging short-term volunteers on long-term sustained projects in host communities that wage peace and promote justice. Global Volunteers collaborates with groups to develop group programs that fulfill a group's goals and that promotes the commitment they have to their local partners and projects.
IES (Institute for the International Education of Students) has been providing high-quality academic study abroad and internship programs to students since 1950. IES has programs in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania. IES offers customized programs which allow colleges and universities to achieve their individual goals.
IFSA Butler has offices in 17 countries, resident directors who have extensive local networks, and over 25 years of experience as an organizational leader in study abroad. IFSA-Butler is uniquely positioned to provide support for customized programs.
SIT Study Abroad has a broad, worldwide network of faculty and staff located in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania and a longstanding commitment to experiential education and cultural understanding. SIT provides colleges and departments with the chance to develop group programs abroad at their existing sites.
Seminars International serves the needs of special interest, educational, religious and performing arts groups who seek to enhance their programs through travel. Seminars International specializes in short-term study abroad program arrangements.
SeoRianta is a specialist in student, youth and independent travel in Ireland, run by Seona MacReamoinn. SeoRianta is based in Dublin, but can support programs that travel to other parts of Ireland. Contact the Learning Abroad Center if interested in working with SeoRianta.
*Local universities who have established relationships with the University of Minnesota may also be able to partner and support visiting groups. Contact the Globap Campus Partner Programs team for information on partnerships in specific regions or countries.
Xperitas works to promote peace, justice and respect through cross-cultural understanding and global cooperation. Xperitas organizes volunteer placements in over 15 countries in fields ranging from education, social work and community care, public health and physical labor projects. Xperitas offers customized programs which allow groups to develop a program that fits their needs and provides support before, during and after the program.