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

Please check back for additional
instructor-led opportunities offered
by the College of Design.

For more information about undergraduate study abroad opportunities in general for College of Design students, please contact Maria Mantey, Study Abroad Coordinator & Liaison. Graduate students, please contact your graduate program.

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. 

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.