The state of Minnesota is home to 215+ NAFSA members and 200+ institutions of higher education that are engaged in international education through campus internationalization, study abroad, and international student services. According to Open Doors, in 2015, Minnesota welcomed approximately 14,438 international students who contributed more than $390 million in revenue for our state.

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MIE Meeting Schedule

November 5

Location: St. Cloud State University (SCSU)

If you are interested in carpooling (either as a driver or rider to/from SCSU), please sign up here.

MSAP Meeting Schedule

Friday, November 8, 2019

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm (Lunch will be provided following the meeting)
Topic: Peer Advisers and Student Employment: Partnering with Students in Study Abroad
Location: College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University (CSB/SJU)
Presenters: Eliora Yokanan & Joy Ruis (CSB/SJU Center for Global Education)
Sponsors: CSB/SJU will sponsor lunch for MSAP participants

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 8:30am-11:30am (note it’s a Thursday!)
Topic: Supporting First Time Travellers and Students from Underrepresented Groups
Location: Augsburg University
Presenters: University of MN Carlson Global Institute

  • Jaclyn Combs, University of MN Carlson Global Institute
  • Emily Sauey, University of MN Carlson Global Institute

Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Topic: Assessment of Student Learning
Location: Concordia University, St. Paul, Ries Tower 9th Floor, 393 North Dunlap Street, St. Paul 55104
Presenters: Concordia and Macalester

  • Shanti Freitas, Assistant Director of Study Away, Macalester College
  • Kate Larson, Study Abroad Coordinator, Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Kelly Matthias, Global and Community Engagement Director, Concordia University, St. Paul

Sponsors: Concordia University, St. Paul

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm followed by a networking reception
Topic: Preparing Students to Navigate Racism (and other isms) Abroad
Location: Macalester College
Presenters: Macalester College

  • Marjorie Trueblood, Dean of Multicultural Life at Macalester College
  • Kevin Morrison, Director of Study Away at Macalester College

Sponsors: IFSA