About Exchange in Graz, Austria
Exchanges provide an affordable study abroad option and offer complete immersion at academic institutions specifically selected to meet the needs of University of Minnesota students.
Housing & Meals
The majority of international students live in student dormitories because it is the most cost-effective option and the best way to meet fellow students. The student dormitories contain shared flats with cooking facilities; single or double occupancy is available.
The Office of International Relations organizes a Buddy Program and various social activities throughout the semester.
Students having participated in a bilateral exchange program will:
Develop a stronger sense of confidence by engaging in a highly independent study abroad program and foster second language acquisition whenever possible
Learn to appreciate diverse world views, accept complexity, and embrace ambiguity; added benefit of reciprocity to foster mutual respect and understanding
Experience a new culturally specific academic system and incorporate different academic perspectives
Identify and communicate how your experience abroad has impacted you personally, academically, and professionally
Faculty & Staff
The Office of International Relations will provide onsite support while you are in Graz.
About the Learning Abroad Center
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
- Affordable: our programs are cost effective.
- Academically strong: many programs have strong University of Minnesota departmental support and offer pre-approved courses for many majors.
- Culturally rich: regardless of the program you choose, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.
- Expertly managed: our staff in Minnesota and abroad are trained professionals and are always available to answer your questions from extensive pre-departure advising and online orientations to reentry programming. Your safety and well-being are paramount, and we work hard to ensure you have a rewarding and safe experience abroad.