Student Identity


UMD Study Abroad does everything it can to recognize and accommodate the needs of all students, faculty, and staff interested in studying abroad. Making the decision to study abroad is a big one. Regarding studying abroad, we feel it's crucial to provide information and resources for underrepresented student populations to consider.

Information for: 

Advisors as Your Resource

For all students wishing to study abroad—schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to determine how to best apply your coursework abroad toward graduation requirements and post-graduation goals. We also recommend you discuss questions or concerns about student identity with someone on campus with whom you are comfortable, such as your academic advisor or a staff member on campus (Study Abroad, Sexuality & Gender Equity Initiatives, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, or Disability Resources). It's imperative you address your concerns before embarking on an experience as major as studying abroad. 

Other Resources:

University of Minnesota Duluth

University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota Global Programs and Strategy Alliance has developed orientation videos for:

National Resources

Diversity Abroad

Founded in 2006, Diversity Abroad is the leading international organization that connects diverse students, recent graduates, and young professionals with international study, intern, teach, volunteer, degree, and job opportunities.