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.

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Call for Nominations: Internationalization Awards

Nominations are being accepted for two University-wide awards that recognize commitment to internationalization by faculty, staff, and alumni. The Award for Global Engagement is given to faculty and staff in recognition of outstanding contributions to global education and international programs at the University or in their field or discipline. The Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals is for international alumni, former students, and friends of the University who have distinguished themselves in their post-university work as leaders in their careers. Deadline is May 21.

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.


ICC Conference showcases the University’s efforts toward internationalization

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After a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 2024 Internationalizing the Curriculum and Campus (ICC) Conference returned on Friday, March 22.

University delegation rekindles relationships in China

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A University of Minnesota delegation visited China in October, rekindling relationships with partner universities and connecting with alumni.