Twelve faculty members from Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou, China, are visiting the University of Minnesota Crookston to learn more about teaching, English instruction, processes, and pedagogy. 

Chinese Faculty

They will be participating in the Chinese Teacher Training and Cultural experience, which is a two-week residential program for international faculty who want to experience exceptional instruction in the classroom and engage in experiences outside the class. 

The purpose is to improve their English, and experience an American lifestyle at one of the Midwest’s best universities. Guests will experience the warm and welcoming city of Crookston and surrounding areas during their stay. They will participate in learning activities while engaging in day trips to nearby communities exploring northwest Minnesota.  

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs and 24 minors on campus as well as 16 degree programs entirely online. These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology. With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.

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