Learning Abroad

Go Safe Logo Here at the University of Minnesota Crookston, we are proud to offer students the opportunity to study around the world. With the help of our program providers, our office staff can help get you started on your journey to see the world. Not only will you have the experience of a lifetime, but also employers will see your study abroad experience as important and beneficial to any career.

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To help make your learning abroad experience a stress free and easy process, follow the steps below. 

1. Find Your ProgramA student is standing next to a wooden cow

The University of Minnesota Crookston offers several short-term program options, led by our faculty. UMC Learning abroad also offers tailored programs to fit each student’s needs.  (see "UMC Learning Abroad Programs" tab below). 

Choose from the following:

  • Semester Programs (Fall or Spring)

  • Winter or Spring Break

  • May Session or Summer

  • Volunteer or Work

To see details for the programs UMC has to offer, check out the “UMC Learning Abroad Programs” tab below.

2. Talk to your Advisers

Learning Abroad and Academic Advisers
Your advisers can help you identify programs that match your personal and curricular interests that will fulfill major, minor, and other degree requirements. Advisers can also assist you with questions about financial aid, scholarships, and in setting up your learning abroad profile. 

Study Abroad Greece Trip - May 2014

3. Apply for your Learning Abroad Program

To Apply for your Learning Abroad Program, click the Get Started button below.

Click here to Get Started with the University of Minnesota Study Abroad Application

Deadlines for Applications:

Spring Semester 2018

  • Opens December 1
  • Ends January 22

May Session 2018 

  • Opens March 23 
  • Ends May 8 

Summer 2018 

  • Opens March 23
  • Ends June 11

Student group that studied abroad

4. Financial Aid and Scholarship Requirements

In the “Financial Aid and Scholarships tab” learn about the requirements you must fulfill in order to study abroad. Be sure to check for deadlines on scholarship applications!

5. Go to “Information and Forms” tab for a travel checklist of required forms you must complete. 

6. Share Your Study Abroad Experience

Check out the “Student and Group Profiles” tab!

UMC Learning Abroad Programs

UMC Learning Abroad Programs

The University of Minnesota Crookston offers several short term faculty lead programs.  
Learn more about each program below or if you're ready, see the "get started" tab above!

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Learning Abroad Poster for France 2018 - May 8 - 22, 2018. Scholarships for this program are available until November 1, 2017. Contact Rae French - rfrench@umn.edu or 218-281-8339. Click to open PDF.France - 3 Weeks in May 2018

GNAG 3204 will fulfill the International Agricultural Production and Marketing Class that Animal Science and Agricultural Stu-dents must take in order to graduate. This trip will fulfill Goal Area 8 Global Perspective, and any upper level elective to fulfill the required 120 credits to graduate. This class offers students to explore agricultural production through a different cultural lens. This program will run from May 8 - 22, 2018.

This will be a spring semester course, meeting every-other week to introduce the course and places to be visited.

UMC's France 2018 program full description PDF File Icon 

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Learning Abroad Poster for Ireland & Scotland 2018 - May 7 - 20, 2018. Scholarships for this program are available until November 1, 2017. Contact Rae French - rfrench@umn.edu or 218-281-8339. Click to open PDF.Ireland & Scotland - 3 Weeks in May 2018

This spring semester course includes an almost three week trip in May 2018 to Ireland and Scotland. The course focuses on the legends of Ireland and Scotland, by looking at various areas within the humanities. Examples include: mythology, philosophy, art, music, theater, literature, story telling, etc. Students will visit the well-known sites in both countries such as the Hill of Tara, Clonmacnoise, Cliffs of Mohre, Blarney Castle and more. This program runs May 7 - 20, 2018.

This course is offered both as a lower division, Gn Ed 2000-01, and an upper division course, Gn Ed 3000-01, depending on student need or preference. The course curriculum for both includes learning various aspects within Ireland and Scotland culture that reflect the course theme of legends and myths. The course will meet one day a week during spring 2018 semester, until the beginning of the trip.

UMC's Ireland & Scotland program full description PDF File Icon 

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South Africa - 3 Weeks in May 2018

Learning Abroad Poster for South Africa 2018 - May 7 - 25, 2018. Scholarships for this program are available until November 1, 2017. Contact Rae French - rfrench@umn.edu or 218-281-8339. Click to open PDF.Description
Ever wondered who has been on your website and why? If you don’t have your own website with analytics, you may not have a way to find out. Students will be immersed in digital communications as they create a website for their personal resume. Analytics will be added to the site and students will be able to see when potential employer view their site, and will also know what pages they have been on. Once the website is created, students will use communication tools to enhance their resume, including making and publishing digital stories for themselves and others. This program runs May 7 - 25, 2018.

This class will be a spring semester course and will meet one day a week to cover course topics prior to the trip.

UMC's South Africa program full description PDF File Icon  

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Scholarship Deadlines

  • Spring Break, Winter Break, and May Session scholarships – November 1

  • Summer/Fall – February 15

All Applications are open now! Click on the link below to Apply!

UMC Study Abroad Scholarships

Additional Scholarships:
Benjamin Gilman
Katherine Sullivan

Health, Safety and Insurance Information

Health, Safety and Insurance Information

The University of Minnesota offers mandatory international health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for education abroad opportunities. Insurance can be purchased at the UMC Learning Abroad Office.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has more information regarding:

ISIC Traveler and Health Insurance Card – Optional traveler insurance card that is good for up to a year.

  • Contact Rae French for more information regarding ISIC cards.

    Student and Group Profiles

    Student and Group Profiles

    Current Student Adventures

    Kary Sheppard

    Senior Kary Sheppard has always been interested in the medical field. For the exercise science and wellness major, the concept of being physically and emotionally well is something worth learning. This summer Sheppard was able to learn far outside the classroom, 3,710 miles away to be exact. She spent eight weeks in Dublin, Ireland, interning with a physical therapy outpatient clinic. Learn more.

    Past Student Adventures

    Group of thirteen students from the University of Minnesota Crookston in Brazil over spring break.

    Agriculture Study Takes UMC Students to Brazil over Spring Break 2013

    For thirteen students from the University of Minnesota Crookston, spring break meant ten days in Brazil and weeks in preparation for a powerful learning abroad experience. The trip, which took place from March 16-24, 2013, took students to sugar cane farms, dairy operations, huge cities, beautiful waterfalls, a tour of Itaipu Dam, and much more. View the entire news article on this adventure.

    Group of University of Minnesota Crookston students in India in May 2013

    Three weeks in India in May 2013

    A three week study abroad program in May 2013 to southern India. Discover more in their presentation.

    Parent Resources

    Parent Resources

    Learning abroad resources for parents information will be coming soon.  If you have questions in the mean time, please don't hesitate to contact our office!



    University of Minnesota students studying abroad in Paris.Can I study in My Major?
    YES! Learning abroad programs are developed in collaboration with academic departments, faculty, and foreign institutions to ensure that credits will apply toward degree requirements. In addition, you can take part in an internship or independent research.

    Do I need a Passport?
    Yes! All students will need a valid passport. Visa are not required in all countries. Please check with the UMC Learning Abroad Department for more information.

    How do I apply for a Passport?
    For more information on how to apply for a passport.

    Do I have to speak a foreign Language?
    No. Many programs have courses taught in English, so there is not a language requirement.

    Are there Scholarships and/or Financial Aid Available?
    YES! Scholarships are available, and financial aid applies to most Study Abroad Programs.

    Are there prerequisites or do I need prior subject matter knowledge?Study Abroad New Zealand Trip - May 2015Maybe. It depends on the program. For Global Seminar Courses there are no prerequisites. However, you must be interested in the subject matter being taught as it is an intensive course at the 3000 level. For all other programs it is imperative that students research the classes they need to take. Talk to your academic adviser.

    Do I need a Power of Attorney while I am abroad?
    Many students who are studying, working, or traveling abroad appoint a trusted person to take care of their personal, business, and financial affairs while they are out of the country. The Learning Abroad Center recommends that all students, especially financial aid students, arrange for a Power of Attorney.  Learn more about setting up Power of Attorney.

    Something has come up and I need to cancel, what are my options?
    You may cancel even after confirming your attendance of a program. However, there is a proper procedure to follow, and you will be liable for some of the program fees. Also, students have the option to appeal the Learning Abroad Center’s Cancellation Policy when canceling from a program for extenuating circumstances.

    Policies and Procedures

    Department Faculty & Staff

    Department Faculty & Staff

    Learning Abroad Advisor
    (218) 281-8339
    (218) 281-8442

    Learning Abroad

    University of Minnesota Crookston

    170-C Owen Hall

    2900 University Ave

    Crookston, MN 56716

    PHONE: 218-281-8339



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