Study Abroad

Major Advising Pages (MAPS)

Major Advising Pages (MAPs) are designed to motivate students to plan an academically appropriate study abroad experience. Learn more about options in your major:

Apparel design
Architecture BDA
Architecture BS
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Landscape Design and Planning
Housing Studies
Retail Merchandising

Instructor-led opportunities for 2021

Opportunities for Summer 2021

Design in Sicily

CDes faculty James Boyd Brent (Graphic Design) and Gayla Lindt (Architecture) have partnered over the years with Learning Abroad Center experts to iteratively develop this program. Together, they have kept their focus on an opportunity for multi-disciplinary learning, hands-on making and thinking through multiple modes of representation. The program will have guided excursions, language immersion and internship opportunities.

  • Offered during summer sessions, 2021
  • Open to: sophomores, juniors, seniors (undergraduate)

For more information
Undergraduate students

Graduate students

Please contact your graduate program to inquire about study abroad opportunities.

Career Relevance

The Importance of Study Abroad for Employability

In today’s globalized marketplace, nearly every organization has an international component. Whether you plan to join a small local company, a government agency, an educational institution, or a multinational corporation, you must prove that you can adapt to a globally connected workplace. Employers increasingly expect candidates to demonstrate exposure to widely diverse people, cultures, ideas, and viewpoints. Learning abroad is one of the best ways to gain this experience and differentiate yourself from others.Ā 

Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, intern, volunteer, work, and travel experiences worldwide.