Our alumni are imaginative and resourceful people who are committed to service and leadership in every sector of society. They have a deep understanding of diverse perspectives. They are transforming the world.

  • We have over 3,000 alumni who are currently living outside the US in over 115 countries.
  • We welcome students to our College from all over the planet. Current students come from over 95 countries.
  • The University of Minnesota Alumni Association has 22 international chapters in Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
  • In 2016, for the second year in a row, the University of Minnesota had the third highest number of graduates who signed on to be Peace Corps volunteers.

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    The Beauty of Human Connection

    Issraa El-Khatib spent summer 2018 working an internship in Toledo, Spain and taking a course on Christian, Muslim, and Jewish art. She talks about the significance of connecting with classmates, professors, a host family, and her religion. “As a Muslim, it gave me a sense of familiarity and pride in a country that had seemed so foreign to me before,” she says.
    Headshot of Jacob Dixon

    Gain New Perspectives

    For Jacob Dixon, studying in Maputo, Mozambique confirmed a desire to teach Portuguese and opened up interests in the greater Lusophone world. Support from the Institute for Global Studies and the US Department of Education made his trip possible.
    Headshot of Greta Treiber

    Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

    Greta Treiber spent spring 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She discusses her connection with her host family and her tips for other students looking to participate in learning abroad. By honing her Spanish skills, Treiber hopes to further her intercultural competence as she pursues a master's in arts education.
    Portrait of Mariam Salama

    A Bright Light in the World

    Senior Mariam Salama had the opportunity to speak at last year’s CLA Bright Lights celebration, where she offered insights from her experiences as an undergraduate. Her journey through college brought challenges, rewards, and wisdom to share with others. Salama reflects on her travel to Uganda and the impact that serving as a CLA ambassador has had on her life.
    Alexander Rash’s standing outside of Folwell Hall at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities

    Traveler, Artist & Urban Explorer

    2017 graduate Alexander Rash returned to Minnesota to finish his degree after spending several years living in France. While there, he helped open a collective publishing house, became an art curator, and had countless other adventures. He likes that travel gives him a new perspective on the world and that his French studies have given him “the ability to think in multiple dimensions as relates to society.”
    Black and white photo of Michael Lipset talking with a high school student

    Transforming a Montreal School with Hip-Hop Immersion

    Alum Michael Lipset (BA '09, political science and sociology) is pursuing a PhD in education at McGill University, Montreal. Nothing unusual. But what his work in a small Anglophone secondary school constitutes a real revolution. The school will be the first Canadian secondary school with immersion in "urban art." He was named as one of '50 Changemakers in Quebec.' (Published in French. Use the translation feature in your browser.)