College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

Global seminars

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Each year, CSE faculty lead groups of students abroad to explore technical topics and global communities. Students earn three technical credits while having a life-changing experience!

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In May 2015, students will travel to four locations where they will study sustainability, water, energy, and mechatronics.

“It was one of the best experiences of my life. The trip, the group, the lectures, the tours . . . all were awesome!” — CSE Global Seminar participant

Scholarships available.

The University of Minnesota awards thousands of dollars in study abroad scholarship support each year. Don't miss your opportunity to apply! Learn about funds available, deadlines, and application eligibility at University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Scholarships.

Global Seminar details

These popular short-term study abroad programs are customized for CSE students.

  • Led by CSE professors
  • No prerequisites or language requirements
  • Three technical credits  
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Typically three weeks in duration between spring finals and summer session – everyone can fit one in

Read quick facts about CSE Global Seminars.

Not sure about going global?

If you're still not sure whether or not you want to participate in a Global Seminar, read the descriptions for each seminar, attend an information meeting or read about students' experiences on their blogs.

Recent global seminar blogs

Learn more about other University learning abroad opportunities

If you're interested in going global but want to learn about all the options offered by the University of Minnesota, check out the programs offered through the Learning Abroad Center. Many of these are approved to fulfill liberal education requirements.

Programs are also offered through the Carlson School of Management. Some of these study abroad programs can be used to fulfill the Management Minor requirements.