Advisor Guides and Training

Tips for Advising International Students

One in ten undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota is an international student. These students represent over 130 countries across the world, and each brings a unique educational and cultural background to campus.

Two main areas that impact international students during their interactions with advisors are:

  • Adhering to immigration regulations
  • Navigating an educational system that has a different structure, values, and beliefs from the one they may be familiar with in their home country. In fact, your role may be a new role they have not encountered previously.

New Student Advising Guides

These guides, updated annually, contain information about working with new international students. In addition to information about what students will do when arriving at the University, these guides include ESL and general course recommendations.

Training for Advisors

ISSS offers a variety of training opportunities for faculty and staff, including Introduction to International Student Advising and Intercultural Workshops.

Other Resources

Last updated: May 23, 2023