UofM Students

Before You Go

Considerations as You Are Planning to Study Abroad 

Outside of selecting and applying for a program, these are other things to think about before as you are planning for your study abroad experience.

Housing Before/After You Go Abroad

UMN Undergraduate Roommate Finder- A free service that allows you to search for other UMN students looking for roommates.  It can be used to seek out someone to sublet an existing lease.

Housing & Residential Life: Off-Campus Housing Listing Service- View available off-campus housing options near the University of Minnesota - Twin Cites campus. All landlords listed here have been reviewed by Student Legal Services. Also has helpful resources for students new to off-campus housing. 

Tips for Subleasing

Contact Student Legal Services for further housing questions.
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Travel Resources

The Travel Resources section has information about packing, passports, visas, buying plane tickets, and traveling through airports.

Money Considerations

Learn more about steps you can take before depart and while abroad to manage your money abroad.

Health and Safety

Review the information in the health and safety section to learn about preparations you can make before you go abroad and how to stay safe and healthy while abroad.


Learning abroad can be affordable, but like any educational investment, it requires planning and careful comparison. The international opportunities offered through the Learning Abroad Center vary widely in cost depending on the type of program, inclusions in the program (excursions, meal stipends, housing, and so on), length of stay, and destination. When considering cost, it is important to remember a few things: