All CEHD undergraduate study abroad programs for the 2020-2021 academic year are cancelled due to COVID-19. If you are still interested in study abroad opportunities for this academic year please explore the Learning Abroad Center with their current offerings.
Time abroad is more than just travel. Experiencing a new culture first-hand will expand and deepen how you think about the world, and yourself.
In addition to fostering in-demand "soft skills" like empathy and cross-cultural communication, study abroad has been shown to contribute to better grades and on-time graduation.
CEHD has study abroad scholarships for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a CEHD degree-seeking program and participating in an approved University of Minnesota study-abroad program. Students may also receive scholarships from the University Learning Abroad Center and are encouraged to apply for both.
CEHD strongly encourages students to participate in UofM-sponsored or affiliated programs, which have been vetted and approved by the Learning Abroad Center or another unit on campus. The UofM has close working relationships with hundreds of affiliated programs that are high quality in terms of academic standards, housing, cultural immersion, health and safety and administrative support services. CEHD encourages students to choose from the list of approved UofM-sponsored and affiliate programs. Confirm your program of interest is U of M sponsored or affiliated. Occasionally CEHD students inquire about nonaffiliated programs; approval and support for nonaffiliated programs is highly unlikely.
Our departments maintain partnerships with organizations and institutions abroad, and many of our faculty are active in international research.
Many undergraduate study abroad programs include research opportunities and are eligible for the Learning Abroad Center's research scholarship.
Before leaving for Puerto Rico, our instructor encouraged building community among each other in the group and I am glad we did because that is the way of the island. Despite the socioeconomic reality for many of the communities we visited, there were always people outside, sharing a meal, enjoying the beach, and just having a strong gratitude for living life surrounded by loved ones.
- Chloe Villegas, study abroad student