University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

ISSS Programs



Leadership & Professional Development Opportunities

Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat

Cross Cultural Leadership RetreatDesigned for international students who want to learn to become more effective in international environments. This highly interactive, high-energy retreat becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from vastly different cultures.

Culture Corps

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



Graduate Student Internships and Counseling Practicum

Graduate Student Internships Provides graduate students studying the Comparative and International Development Education as well as the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology program with the opportunity to gain supervised experience within the International Student & Scholar Services Office.



International Student Advisory Board

The International Student Advisory Board works as a consultative body sponsored by ISSS and OSA. The members contribute, contributing to enhance the international student experience within the University of Minnesota.


Match Program: Minnesota Ambassadors Taking College Home

MATCH Program Facilitates the opportunity for current University of Minnesota international students to share their experience of studying at Minnesota with students in their home countries.