Empower Students for Global Success

Invest in Global-Ready Graduates

Global-ready graduates are equipped to work with diverse individuals, organizations, markets, and governments. This global skill-set is no longer a nice extra for a resumé; it is a necessity for success. Preparing the next generation of graduates for the global challenges that lie ahead requires innovation and investment.

We envision a future where all students, regardless of income or background, have the opportunity to live and learn abroad. At the same time, we know that meaningful experiences don’t only happen in other countries. That’s why we are equipping faculty to build global learning into their classrooms and curricula, and we are developing innovative ways for U.S. and international students to learn from each other—right here in Minnesota.

Your gift to empower global-ready graduates will:

  • Develop meaningful opportunities for students to engage with those who have different beliefs, cultures, languages, and values
  • Increase the capacity for more faculty to participate in the Internationalizing Teaching and Learning Faculty Cohort
  • Create scholarships for students who have not traditionally participated in learning abroad opportunities

Ways to Give

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Ways to Give

Learning Abroad Scholarship Fund

Scholarships for a new generation of Global-Ready Gophers.

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CARLA Fellows Fund

Highlights the scholarship of top graduate students in second language education and provides them with funds to present their research at national conferences.

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China Center Scholarship Fund

Supports University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate student research and study abroad opportunities in China.

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Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) Director's Fund

Promotes global social justice through education and research. 

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Mestenhauser Legacy Fund

Broadening international understanding through innovative programs and scholarships for engaged students.

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Small World Coffee Hour Fund

Brings together international and domestic students to learn from each other. 

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Contact Molly Portz to discuss other ways you can invest in global-ready graduates.