CLA and the study of the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences are to launch students into advanced work within their degree programs as well as help them articulate knowledge they have acquired.
This can be done here at the University of Minnesota or elsewhere in the world with the help of Learning Abroad Programs.
It is our belief that Learning Abroad Programs at the University of Minnesota are no longer a hidden curriculum; but an integral part of education at this Institution; that Learning Abroad Programs associated with and supported by individual departments are part of their degree program, rather than a supplement.
Both short-term programs embedded into regular courses and semester-long programs are designed as site-specific experiences, which will help students acquire skills in the areas of critical thinking, applied problem solving, ethical reasoning, engaging diversity, active community engagement, and in recognizing their place in the world as they expand the knowledge gained at the University of Minnesota.
- Art, Memory, and Post-Holocaust Berlin
- Performing Arts in Japan
- Creative Writing in Spain
- Urban Transformations in Italy
- Understanding New Zealand
- London, Trade, and Brexit
- Australian Identity: Convicts, Crocodiles, and Contrasts
- Modernism in Mexico
- Hmong Language and Cultural Immersion in Thailand
The University is also happy to offer the International Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (I-UROP). The Scholarship program is designed to promote learning abroad opportunities to CLA and UMTC undergraduates by providing critical funding to students enrolled in select credit-bearing learning abroad programs involving a research project.
With all these convenient options, it’s no wonder that approximately one third of all CLA students study abroad!
For more information on studying abroad, please visit our University-wide Learning Abroad Center. There, you can search for program information based on major, or you can search across all programs.
CLA Education Abroad Staff
Tim Dohmen, Education Abroad Program Director, College of Liberal Arts