learning abroad

Meet Ann Hubbard, New Assistant Dean for Learning Abroad

Ann Hubbard began as the new assistant dean for learning abroad at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities on August 31. One of her priorities is to continue diversifying the Learning Abroad Center's programming options and learning modalities.

Getting a Taste of Food Sustainability

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.

When Traveling, Remember: Don't Pack a Pest

In February 2022, Customs and Border Protection documented 65,350 passenger inspections of undeclared agriculture items. The financial risk from pests brought into the country is estimated at $26 billion from invasive pests harming agricultural and natural resources.

Studying Abroad and Finding a Personal Identity

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.

Enhancing Understanding of the World

The Mary Tjosvold Graduate Fellowship in Community Development program sends graduate students internationally to participate in six-week, community-based professional internships in the areas of health, social work, microfinance, agriculture, and education.