Impact of Giving

Donor support helps Drive a Global U. Read more about the impact of giving on international teaching, learning, and research.

Widening horizons through an exchange

Posted on: February 28, 2023

Marta Hardardottir has always wanted to study somewhere outside Iceland. “I thought it would be a good way to widen my horizon, get to know other cultures, as well as my own,” she said.

International Students Named Recipients of the 2022 Mestenhauser Awards for Excellence in Campus Internationalization

Posted on: April 27, 2022

Three Twin Cities campus students recently received the University’s Josef Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization for their outstanding contributions to international education. 

Exchange Student Enjoys Experiencing Different Cultures

Posted on: March 30, 2022

Bolli Steinn Huginsson, an exchange student from the University of Iceland, spent the fall 2021 semester at the University of Minnesota. He enjoyed the diversity of culture in the U.S.

CARLA Summer Institutes Lead to Deeper Learning in Language Classes

Posted on: February 8, 2022

Developing literacy in a language is more than just learning to write, speak, and understand. Using language texts to develop cultural knowledge is also key.

Virtual Internships Enable Global Learning

Posted on: September 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic caused more than 1,000 University of Minnesota study abroad students to return home early in the spring 2020 semester and squashed plans for learning abroad over the summer. But that didn’t mean an end to all international experiences.