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
Housing Studies
Interior Design
Landscape Design and Planning
Retail Merchandising

College of Design Study Abroad Programs

Undergraduate Students:

Freshman Seminars Abroad 2017–2018

Impressionism in Paris and Southern France (spring term and spring break 2018)

Examine how the “art climate” as well as developments in science and technology led to a movement that transformed the art world with fresh depictions of daily life. Find your own inspiration in bustling cafés, tranquil gardens, the alluring Mediterranean Sea, French villages, and other notable landscapes.

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Summer 2018

Study and Intern in Rome (May 23–July 6, 2018)

Experience the excitement and complexity that embodies modern day Rome. Choose from a variety of courses and observe the Italian workforce as an intern. Explore contemporary issues facing Italy and Europe through a variety of study tours.

Deadline: March 1, 2018


It is highly recommended that you meet with your academic advisor. Discuss the best time to study abroad in your major, getting study abroad course work evaluated and study abroad scholarships.

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.