The University of Minnesota has a long and rich tradition of partnerships, exchanges, and informal linkages with institutions and organizations abroad. We believe that these relationships contribute significantly to the University’s teaching, research, and outreach missions and to the overall student, staff, and faculty experience. We seek and maintain a variety of partners around the globe at the department, college, and University level.

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UMN Units Seeking Partnerships

You should start by reading our Guidelines for Establishing an International Partnership. It provides things to consider before establishing a partnership and templates for standard agreements.

The GPS Alliance also maintains a list of the University of Minnesota's official partnerships and agreements. Contact Molly Portz,, to see if the University already has a relationship with a potential partner.

Institutions Abroad Seeking Exchange

For institutions abroad interested in establishing partnerships with the University of Minnesota, contact Molly Portz,, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance.

International Students Seeking Exchange

If your institution does not have an exchange agreement with the University of Minnesota, you can study at the University of Minnesota through the GO Minnesota program for a semester, academic year, or summer.

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