Recordings from Past Global Gopher Experiences Sessions

During Global Gopher Experiences, we want you to meet other international students, connect with campus resources, and learn how to succeed academically and personally at UMN.

Below are recordings from past sessions of Global Gopher Experiences.

Fall 2024 Sessions

How to Apply for Visas

There are two main categories of visas given to international students: F-1 and J-1. Most international students in the U.S. hold an F-1 visa. These sessions discuss how to apply for your visa.

Preparing for Your Orientation and Registration

For freshmen and transfer students

ISSS and Orientation & Transition Experiences highlight your next steps for starting at the University.

Watch Preparing for Your Orientation and Registration on YouTube

Preparing for Your First Advising Session

For freshmen and transfer students

ISSS and academic advisors share tips for talking to your academic advisor and navigating American culture during advising. Learn how to ask your advisor questions and clarify if you don't understand.

Watch Preparing for Your First Advising Session on YouTube

Preparing for Off-Campus Living

For all international students

ISSS, Housing & Residential Life, Office of Student Affairs, and University Student Legal Service discuss how to navigate off-campus housing such as signing legal documents like a lease, or navigating the UMN Off Campus Housing website.

Watch Preparing for Off-Campus Living on YouTube

Last updated: June 13, 2024