As the central international office for the University of Minnesota system, the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance drives the University’s global strategy and connects faculty, staff, and students with the resources and expertise needed for personal and professional success.

Led by the Vice Provost's Office, the GPS Alliance includes a variety of units that facilitate the University's global learning, teaching, research, and engagement.

Our Units

Register Your International Travel

Are you planning to travel to another country for academic or University-related purposes? All faculty, staff, and students (including graduate assistants, residents, and fellows) are required to register their travel before they depart. The International Travel Registry is part of the University's efforts to ensure that all travelers are prepared and educated about safe and healthy travel abroad.


UMN Passport Office celebrates 5 years on Twin Cities campus

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Last academic year, the office helped 3,050 people get their U.S. passports and took passport and visa photos for more than 4,800 customers.

Announcing the recipients of the Innovative International Initiatives Award

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The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance presented the award to the Master of Development Practice program and to Jane Sitter, senior international career consultant.