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Discover links to a wide variety of international units, resources, and support below.

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Key Offices and Contacts

Systemwide Leadership

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the central international office and the driving force for the University of Minnesota in globalizing teaching, learning, research, and engagement.

Other International-Related Offices

Campus and College International Offices

Travel

International Health, Safety, and Compliance (GPS Alliance)

U Travel (Purchasing Services)

Sponsored Projects Administration (OVPR)

Partnerships

The University of Minnesota has a long and rich tradition of partnerships, exchanges, and informal linkages with institutions and organizations abroad.

Learning Abroad

Education Abroad Offices

International Students and Scholars

International Student Offices

Minnesota English Language Program (MELP)

The Minnesota English Language Program provides English as a Second Language (ESL) courses that can help non-native English speakers develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Language Teaching and Learning

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

The mission of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition is to study multilingualism and multiculturalism, to develop knowledge of second language acquisition, and to advance the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment by:

  • conducting research and action projects
  • sharing research-based and other forms of knowledge across disciplines and education systems
  • extending, exchanging, and applying this knowledge in the wider society.

CLA Language Center

The mission of the CLA Language Center is to advance second language, literature, and culture education by providing leadership in integrating technology with instruction and learning in the College, the University, the state of Minnesota, and beyond.

Chinese Flagship

The Chinese Flagship Program at the University of Minnesota trains the nation’s most qualified undergraduate students from diverse disciplines to achieve superior-level Mandarin Chinese proficiency and promotes their success as global professionals.

Minnesota English Language Program (MELP)

The Minnesota English Language Program provides English as a Second Language (ESL) courses that can help non-native English speakers develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

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