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

College of Design Study Abroad Programs

Undergraduate Students:


Freshman Seminar Abroad 2018–2019

Design in London & Edinburgh 

(spring term 2019, including spring break 2019)

Application deadline: December 3, 2018


Winter Break 2018-19

Product Design in Hong Kong  

January 6–20, 2019

Application deadline has passed


Summer 2019

Study and Intern in Rome 

Summer 2019 (dates forthcoming)

Application deadline: March 1, 2019


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.