As an undergraduate student in the College of Design, we encourage you to pursue global learning abroad opportunities that enrich and complement your academic experience. The Learning Abroad Center has curated information and lists of programs specific to your College of Design major. Each major has a variety of program options—some led by professors of the College—that help you work towards graduation while providing you with cultural experiences that can't be replicated in a classroom. Visit your Major Advising Page to learn more about the best times to go abroad, credit fulfillment, requirements, program details, and additional options to consider.

Major Advising Pages

Landscape Architecture

 

Product Design

 

Retail Merchandising

 

Coming Soon

Details for our new learning abroad program with the University of Auckland in New Zealand are coming soon to the Learning Abroad Center website. Check back here for a link

Questions?

Contact Maria Mantey, the Study Abroad Coordinator & Liason, for any questions about learning abroad or visit the Learning Abroad Center website.

Students sightseeing in front of the Temple of Juno in Sicily, Italy

2021–2022 Instructor-led Programs

Design in Sicily

Instructor: TBD

Coming Soon

Professor in Practice and Head of Landscape Architecture Joe Favour will be teaching a Summer 2022 program in Montpellier, France. Check back here for more details.

Design Experiences Abroad

Read about Emily Walther's (Interior Design) learning abroad experience, as she reflects on her freshman seminar overseas and gives advice to students interested in finding their own international adventure.

Virtual Internships

Virtual International Internship

The Virtual International Internship is a four-credit internship opportunity that has historically been a great fit for College of Design students. Our current global work environment requires that we learn to balance, adapt, and innovate—all while working remotely.

Overview

Virtual internships involve project work from the US for an international organization in Argentina, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, Spain, or the United Kingdom. This experience combined with the internship course will give you an opportunity to gain professional experience while fulfilling graduation requirements. For a full description of each program, requirements, dates and deadlines, fees, and more visit the Virtual International Internship webpage on the Learning Abroad Center website. 

Learn More

If you have general questions or are unsure if which location or placement would be best for you, contact lac-virtualintern@umn.edu.