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There are more than 6,200 international students and 1,900 international scholars from 140 world locations at the University of Minnesota. Each of these individuals has a story, and we want to share them. Learn more, and read the stories we've collected, here.

Announcements

  • Heller Hall and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Buildings will be locked Friday, January 20th, starting at 12:30. Students/staff will need a U card to enter the buildings. Police will be present at building entrances due to planned student protests.
  • USCIS announced major fee increases for filing many immigration forms.
  • Apply now to join a Cross-Cultural Discussion Group.
  • The Spring 2017 International Student Preparation Course is now available. Learn more in the New Student section.

Culture Corps

Culture Corps

Brings international perspectives into classrooms and onto campus through a series of either faculty or international student initiated projects.

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Discussion Groups

discussion Groups

Gathers small groups of international students and scholars together in an intimate atmosphere to explore their cross-cultural experiences and perspectives.

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iSuccess

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Introduces new international students to other U.S. and international students, U.S. culture, and life at the University of Minnesota through workshops, training sessions, tours, and fun activities. This six day program transitions students to their new life in Minnesota and provides important skills and experiences to help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.

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International Buddy Program

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Provides new international students during fall semesters with opportunities to develop friendships with students from other countries through intercultural learning, service, and social activities.

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Small World Coffee Hour

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Invites all international and domestic students, faculty and staff to gather together in relaxing social environment. Each interactive event has the flavoring of a specific cultural region’s activities, foods and traditions.

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Students Crossing Borders

SCB Brings international and domestic students together into a single housing community that gives residents a global experience through interactive cross-cultural learning.

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