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.


Travel helps expand Sámi programming at UMD

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The Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota Duluth has one of the largest Sámi collections in the world. Library Director Matt Rosendahl recently traveled to Sápmi, the traditional lands of the Sámi people, to visit cultural centers, museums, and libraries and meet with people working to preserve Sámi language and culture.

UMN alumni receive the 2023 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals

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Shwetlena Sabarwal (2008) and Tommy Westerlund (1981) have been awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals.