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Study Abroad

Major Advising Pages

Major Advising Pages (MAPs) are designed to motivate students to plan an academically appropriate study abroad experience. Learn more about options in your major:


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CDes Study Abroad Programs

Undergraduate Students:

Freshman Seminars Abroad 2016-17


Discover design's role in articulating local culture by visiting castles, cathedrals, Hadrian's Wall, and more.


Deadline: December 2, 2016


Find your own inspiration in France's cafes, tranquil gardens, olive-groves, and the alluring Mediterranean Sea.


Deadline: December 2, 2016



Global Seminars 2016-17


Priority Deadline: February 1, 2017

Final Deadline: March 1, 2017



Graduate Students:



It is highly recommended that you meet with your academic advisor. Discuss the best time to study abroad in your major, getting study abroad course work evaluated and study abroad scholarships.



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.



Student Profiles

Students from the College of Design are having great study abroad experiences. Check out their stories: 

Contact Information

College of Design

Saint Paul Offices

32 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-1922

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Minneapolis Offices

101 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-626-9068 | F: 612-625-7525

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