Programs for Undergraduate Students

The Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups are an opportunity to meet other UMN students from a variety of colleges, majors, and nationalities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

This highly interactive, high-energy retreat becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from vastly different cultures.

Share your unique cultural perspectives with the University of Minnesota campus community.

Get an early start on your life at the University of Minnesota through this six-day pre-academic program, designed to meet your needs as a new international student.

Have an international experience under one roof by living in the Global Gopher Community! International and domestic students have a global experience through interactive cross-cultural learning.

Prepare for the school year, connect with campus resources, and visit exciting locations on campus and throughout the Twin Cities.

The International Buddy Program matches new international students with returning undergraduate students to answer questions and ease the transition to life at the University of Minnesota.

Share your voice and contribute to enhancing the international student experience within the University of Minnesota.

Share your advice and insight with prospective and new students about what life is like as a current University of Minnesota international student.

Share your experience of studying at Minnesota with students in your home country.

 Join other students to enjoy coffee and treats, learn about different cultures, make new friends, and have fun!