Stay Connected

Welcome alumni! The University of Minnesota prides itself on its long-standing commitment to international research, teaching, and service. As alumni and friends with a strong connection to "international," you can help us make connections around the world and keep our network of global citizens strong.

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Learning Abroad Alumni

The University of Minnesota is a national leader in student participation in learning abroad experiences.

Keep in Touch

If you studied abroad at the University of Minnesota and would like to keep up with regular updates for alumni, contact UMabroad@umn.edu to be added to the Learning Abroad Center's alumni newsletter, There and Back.

Alumni Stories

Those who have had a learning abroad experience find that the benefits of studying in another country continue long after they have returned. They have returned with advanced cross-cultural skills, foreign language ability, and a leg up in their career field Many alumni have shared their stories about how study abroad helped them reach their professional goals.

University of Minnesota Alumni Association

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is an independent membership organization dedicated to connecting alumni, students, and friends in lifelong support of the University of Minnesota and each other. Alumni chapters help graduates and friends make the University of Minnesota connection in their communities throughout Minnesota, across the United States, and around the world.


International or Expatriot Alumni

University of Minnesota alumni live in almost every country in the world! There are many ways to stay connected with the University even though you may be thousands of miles away from Minnesota:

LinkedIn for International Alumni

Join the University of Minnesota's LinkedIn group for international alumni! Stay in touch with the U and your international classmates, do some career networking, and start discussions. The group is managed by International Student and Scholar Services along with significant input and participation from current international students and alumni.

University of Minnesota Alumni Association

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is an independent membership organization dedicated to connecting alumni, students, and friends in lifelong support of the University of Minnesota and each other. The UMAA has more than 20 alumni chapters around the world. Find out if there's one in your area; if not, start one!

Honors & Recognition

The University honors its outstanding alumni with several awards and honors. Read about the past recipients and consider making a nomination.

Share Your Experience

Help us recruit more international students to come to Minnesota! You know firsthand what it's like to live and study in Minnesota, so share your experience with prospective students in your country. The Passport to the University of Minnesota website provides lots of helpful information for undergraduate and graduate students who would like to study at the U of M.