Global U: Spotlight on Learning, Discovery, and Engagement

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

It was such a busy fall with so many interesting and amazing stories. Here are a few photos that capture some of the fun.

Governor Dayton with Mexiccan students
Governor Dayton hosted a reception for students from Mexico on November 2.

U of M staff with UAE ambassador
University of Minnesota staff meet the U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates during a student fair in Dubai.

International students with decorated pumpkins
International students participating in the U of M's GO Minnesota program decorated pumpkins to learn about Halloween.

Student award winner and his parents
A student and his family after receiving an award at the Chinese Proficiency Award Ceremony, hosted by the Confucius Institute at the U of M and the Minnesota Department of Education.

Student from Iceland on the U of M soccer teamHugrun Friedriksdottir, an international student from Iceland, is the only international player on the U of M soccer team. (Photo from the Minnesota Daily.)

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