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Rae French

Learning Abroad Advisor
International Programs
Learning Abroad
(218) 281-8339


  • Multicultural Specialist who works on bringing diverse groups of potential students to the University of Minnesota, Crookston. I work closely with the M.E.P. (Multicultural Excellence Program) in St. Paul and serve on the MnACC (Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color). I continue to work closely with liaisons in any area who work with students of color wanting to pursue a college education.

  • Assist students with planning for learning abroad experiences

Research Interests

  • Multicultural Relations

  • Korean Adoption

  • Communications

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2010 Outstanding Service to Students Award

  • 2010 Builders of Diversity Award

  • 2008 Distinguished Civil Service, AFSCME Clerical/Technical or Teamster Award

  • 2005 Most Supportive of Students Award

  • 2002 Builders of Diversity Award

Educational Background

  • B.A. in Speech Communications with a minor in Theater from Minnesota State University of Moorhead

Professional Memberships

  • UMC Art Committee

  • MnACC Fair Committee, holding the position of coordinator of MnACC fairs

  • MnACC Collaborative Workshop Committee

In the News

November 15, 2017
Daija Williams, a senior at the University of Minnesota Crookston, never imagined herself going out of the country let alone two countries, but a study abroad trip last summer changed all that and she’s glad it did.
May 25, 2017
Students studying abroad in China have been from Beijing to Huangshan and on to Hangzhou.