Consortia and Professional Organizations
The University of Minnesota maintains membership in several consortia and professional organizations working in the field of international education. Key organizations include:
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
With more than 10,000 members, NAFSA is the world's largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education. NAFSA and its members believe that international education and exchange—connecting students, scholars, educators, and citizens across borders—is fundamental to establishing mutual understanding among nations, preparing the next generation with vital cross-cultural and global skills, and creating the conditions for a more peaceful world.
Academic Consortium 21 (AC21)
Academic Consortium 21 (AC21) is an international network comprised of educational, research, and industrial organizations throughout the world. The consortium has been established to encourage the further advancement of global cooperation to the benefit of higher education and to contribute to world and regional society.