About GO Minnesota

"Participating in the GO Minnesota program led to four of the most amazing months in my life, that I will always remember. A great, beautiful city, interesting classes, good professors and the excellent GO Minnesota staff, that took care of all my needs, made sure, that I had an incomparable experience. I´d always recommend the program and am 100% sure, that I wouldn't have had a better time anywhere else in the United States, or around the world!" - Julius, Minnesota Semester Student

Our study abroad programs in the U.S. provide a unique opportunity for you to be immersed in American culture. Our talented staff will support you from the moment you express interest through the time we say farewell. GO Minnesota has the perfect option for you:

Minnesota Semester

Enroll in university classes along with U.S. students for a semester or an academic year. Choose from a variety of disciplines, including American studies, human biology, child psychology, and more.

Minnesota Summer Session

Spend the summer in Minnesota and enroll in university classes along with U.S. students. Take classes to continue working toward your degree, or choose from our American cultural classes.

Global Opportunities Minnesota

Global Opportunities Minnesota (GO Minnesota) is a unit of the Global Programs and Strategy (GPS) Alliance at the University of Minnesota that offers standardized theme-based short-term programs for international students and professionals, as well as semester study options for international undergraduate non-degree students.

Our Mission

GO Minnesota connects people from around the world to the excellence of the University of Minnesota. We offer high value to participants and enable the GPS Alliance to engage partners and to expand its mission and reach.

Our Vision

GO Minnesota programs enrich and diversify the campus community and provide participants with lasting knowledge and connections to help expand their world.

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 Passport site to learn more.