International students have the opportunity to participate in unique learning opportunities at the University of Minnesota through our Global Opportunities Minnesota (or GO Minnesota) program without the need for an exchange agreement or sponsorship from an academic department. You can study for one or two semesters in our carefully designed Minnesota Semester program, enroll in our Minnesota Summer Session, or on a short-term summer or winter program. Program options include:
The Minnesota Semester & Minnesota Summer Session
The Minnesota Semester and Minnesota Summer Session are credit-bearing study abroad programs for non-exchange university students who would like to experience one or two semesters at the University of Minnesota. Students will also enjoy an expanded orientation and cultural excursions.
Enrichment Seminars are 3-4 week non-credit programs for university students from around the world. These short-term seminars focus on just a single subject. We design the best experience and provide the best experts Minnesota can offer. Students come away with a better understanding of how we live life in Minnesota—the special and unique things we do well and enthusiastically—and ideas on how to apply that knowledge after returning home.