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Global Gopher Events

Global Gopher Events Destination Theme Tracks

Global Gopher

What Is Your Destination?

Global Gopher Events will be a busy time. In order to help you navigate the Global Gopher Events agenda, we organized our events into four Destination theme tracks in order to help you achieve your academic and personal goals.

Your Global Gopher Events schedule is up to you! You can choose events in all four of our Destination theme tracks or focus on a specific area. We want you to have the Global Gopher Events experience that will be most helpful for you.

Academic Advantage

Academic Advantage events will give you tips and suggestions to have an advantage as you adjust to the American classroom. We will introduce you to several of the academic resources on campus that provide services to help you do well in your classes.

Future Leader

Future Leader events help you develop the skills needed to be a student leader on campus and in your future career!

Minnesota Explorer

Minnesota Explorer events guide you to some of the most popular sites in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area (also called the Twin Cities) so you can better understand Minnesota and U.S. culture!


Wellbeing events are dedicated to your physical and mental health and wellness! These events will help you learn how to take care of yourself on the UMN campus so you are happy and healthy!