Minnesota Semester

"The GO Minnesota program allowed me to not only experience college life in America having classes with great students and excellent professors, but also the chance to attend events with leaders of the business community and even with former American president Bill Clinton."Bernardo, Minnesota Semester student

Study Abroad in the Heart of the U.S.

Spend 1 semester or the full academic year in the U.S. Study alongside U.S. students, learn from award-winning faculty, earn University of Minnesota credit, and benefit from state-of-the-art learning facilities at one of the nation's top public research universities.

The Minnesota Semester program offers you the flexibility to choose a track that meets your personal and academic goals. The Standard Track allows you to choose from a wide range of space-available classes from the University of Minnesota catalogue. While the ESL Track is designed for students looking to improve their English language skills and develop a better understanding of American culture. We provide you with full academic advising support, orientation, cultural immersion, and exciting excursions.

Who is This For?

The Minnesota Semester program is open to all international students who have completed at least 1 year of university study and who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program outside of the U.S. Recent high school graduates will be considered on a case-by-base basis. Students must also meet English language proficiency requirements. View the Eligibility & Credit page for additional information. (If you are interested in finishing a degree at the University of Minnesota, visit our Passport site.)

There is no need for an exchange agreement between the University of Minnesota and your home institution or sponsorship of an academic department. If you are interested in a traditional exchange arrangement, please visit our Exchange Student site to learn more.