Learning Abroad

The University’s Learning Abroad Center offers hundreds of programs to meet your academic and personal interests. For instance, you might want to

  • Take American studies courses at a university in Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Brazil, or New Zealand.
  • Accelerate your language skills in Mexico, France, or Italy.
  • Study world cultures in Japan, Venezuela, or Ireland.
For information specific to American studies degrees, check out the Learning Abroad Center’s American studies page.

For general information on programs, advising, financial aid, scholarships, policies, and application materials, please go to the Learning Abroad Center.

Learning abroad programs offer an array of American studies and related courses, as well intensive language study and internships. Visit the Learning Abroad Center's American studies page for more details on programs, courses, and educational institutions abroad. Attend a First Step Meeting at the Learning Abroad Center and use their resources to find a program that fits your goals.

Schedule an appointment with our Director of Undergraduate Studies at amstdy@umn.edu or 612-624-4190 to confirm whether specific courses abroad will apply to your American studies major as well as area studies abroad and language immersion programs.

Access Abroad

People with disabilities or special needs are encouraged to explore opportunities abroad. The Learning Abroad Center and the Disability Resource Center are collaborating to enhance access to learning abroad for students with disabilities. Go to the Access Abroad web page for more information.