International Educators

Customized Programs

UofM Customized programs provides education abroad professionals and faculty/staff from the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Rochester campuses with the opportunity to utilize UMTC Learning Abroad Center study centers for short-term, instructor-led programming.

All centers are staffed by local professionals who have experience working with US students and are well connected within the local community.

UofM Customized leaders work closely with experienced University of Minnesota-Twin Cities' Learning Abroad Center staff. We are able to assist from the early stages of program development and design through to evaluation and reentry.

Getting Started

Download the Customized Program Request Form and email the completed form to Lindsey Lahr to begin the process. Planning takes approximately one year.


Available Terms


The UMTC Learning Abroad Center has well-established centers in the following locations.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The elegance of Europe and the spirit of South America live side by side in Buenos Aires. Founded by immigrants along the shores of the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires built its identity on Spanish, Italian, and French influences, which appear in the grand boulevards, expansive parks, and magnificent architecture.

Particularly good for programs focusing on: political science, economics, global studies, psychology

Montpellier, France

Within easy reach of both mountains and the Mediterranean, and home to 100,000 university students, Montpellier is a young, vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance.

Particularly good for programs focusing on: immigration, French, literature, business

Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya's geographic and cultural diversity make it a microcosm of the African continent. It includes hot coastal plains, vast plateaus, Africa's largest lake and highest mountain, and hundreds of miles of the great Rift Valley.

Particularly good for programs focusing on: development, environment, health sciences, and agriculture

Dakar, Senegal

Senegal has long been seen as a crossroads where black African, Islamic, and European civilizations have met, clashed, and blended.

Particularly good for programs focusing on: social justice, literature, development, African studies

Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a culturally rich, cosmopolitan, European capital. Working with the prestigious Fundación José Ortega y Gasset Gregorio Manañón opens opportunities in many areas.

Particularly good for programs focusing on: history, architecture, language, culture, business, social sciences, and psychology

Toledo, Spain

Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, Toledo is a living museum, a preserved part of Spanish history where people still live, work, and play.

Particularly good for programs focusing on: archeology, history, architecture, Spanish language


Lindsey Lahr, UofM Customized Program Director