You probably have lots of questions, here's some answers!
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 UMN Crookston Learning Abroad office - 170 Owen Hall - for more information.
How do I apply for a Passport?
Talk with the Learning Abroad staff, they will help you step-by-step apply (or renew) your 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?
Maybe. 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.