• Student sitting in front of the Louvre Museum in Paris France.
  • Students standing on a high bridge in the hills on a learning abroad trip.
  • Group of students on a learning abroad trip with professor Maiga.
  • Student high in the mountains on a learning abroad trip.
  • Group of students and professors in the foothills of a mountain range for a learning abroad trip.

Learning Abroad

Go Safe LogoHere at the University of Minnesota Crookston, we are proud to offer students the opportunity to study around the world. You can choose to go on a short-term program led by UMN Crookston instructors, or take advantage of the programs offered by the U of M Learning Abroad Center. 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.

Get Started

Get Started

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. 

Choose from the following:

  • Semester Programs (Fall or Spring)

  • Winter or Spring Break

  • May Session or Summer

  • Volunteer or Work

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. 

Student group that studied abroad

3. Apply for your Learning Abroad Program

Apply Now for your Learning Abroad Program

Available UMN Crookston Programs:

Research additional program options from the U of M Learning Abroad Center

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!

This spring UMC will run a Faculty Led Program over Spring Break to Scotland
(Deadline to apply is December 16, 2022)

Spring Break Study Abroad Trip to Scotland March 9-18, 2023 - click for more details

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Scholarship Deadlines

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

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.

    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

    Rae French
    Learning Abroad Advisor
    (218) 281-8339
    Director of Global Programs
    170-D Owen Hall
    (218) 281-8442

    Learning Abroad

    University of Minnesota Crookston

    170-A Owen Hall

    2900 University Ave

    Crookston, MN 56716

    PHONE: 218-281-8339