By competitively earning this funding, the University becomes one of only nine programs in the country to be designated a comprehensive international center, and one of ten programs in African studies.
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During the three-week Sustainable Food Systems of Sicily and Florence program, students toured local and regional food producers, discussing the ethical and environmental considerations for food production and consumption.
Fulbright Scholar, Whose Study Abroad Experience Was Cut Short by COVID-19, Plans Career in Justice and Advocacy
In early March of 2020, Elyse Eckert packed up her things and flew from the U.S. to Berlin to embark on a months-long study abroad program. Little did she know, the COVID-19 pandemic would cancel her study abroad experience.
International Students Named Recipients of the 2022 Mestenhauser Awards for Excellence in Campus Internationalization
Three Twin Cities campus students recently received the University’s Josef Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization for their outstanding contributions to international education.
Emma Mentz, a junior in the College of Liberal Arts (Twin Cities), first became interested in food insecurity when she saw how many of her classmates were getting free or reduced lunch. She became even more involved when a food shelter in her hometown of Faribault, Minnesota, closed during the pandemic.
Newly appointed assistant professor Bula Wayessa arrived at the University of Minnesota in Spring 2021, bringing a desire to teach students about his homeland.
Bolli Steinn Huginsson, an exchange student from the University of Iceland, spent the fall 2021 semester at the University of Minnesota. He enjoyed the diversity of culture in the U.S.
As co-owners of VEEMAH Integrated Wellness and Consulting Services, Edwin Swaray (B.A. ’06) and Vivian Ballah-Swaray (B.A. ’05) are helping an underserved community seek mental health treatment.
Zeel Patel spent the fall 2021 semester on the Learning Abroad Center’s Psychology and Research in Madrid program. She interned at the Cajal Institute, a research center in neurobiology named for the father of modern neuroscience.
Developing literacy in a language is more than just learning to write, speak, and understand. Using language texts to develop cultural knowledge is also key.