- CLA Language Center
- Cross-Cultural Discussion Group
- Culture Talks
- English Language Resources
- Global Minnesota
- International Buddy Program
- Literacy Minnesota
- Minnesota International Student Association
- Student Unions & Activities
The Language Center's goal is to enhance second language instruction at the University of Minnesota. The Center provides audio, video and computer facilities and equipment, assists in the preparation of instructional materials and offers training and consultation to instructors with the application of new instructional technologies.
ISSS organizes cross-cultural discussion groups which often consist of both international and U.S. students. Members of these groups meet once a week to share cross-cultural experiences, personal thoughts, and feelings in a relaxed atmosphere. Examples of the topics discussed in the past are culture shock, cultural customs, friendship/relationships, communication styles, family, and future aspirations.
Coming together through culture, conversation, and coffee. Join MELP to explore language, play games, listen to music, and hang out with students from around the world! FREE coffee, tea and cookies served at every event.
Check the Culture Talks Calendar (under MELP Events & Activities) to find the dates & times for this event.
The University of Minnesota's English language resource hub provides multilingual students with guidance and resources to improve their English language skills and enrich their educational experience.
Adjusting to a new cultural environment can be exciting and challenging. New international students at the University of Minnesota often have a lot of questions and concerns during their first weeks on campus. The International Buddy Program was created to ease the transition, with current U.S. and international undergraduate students helping new undergraduate students.
Global Minnesota is a community organization which promotes global exchange and understanding in Minnesota. It organizes different activities and events throughout the year.
Literacy Minnesota is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving literacy throughout the state of Minnesota. They offer literacy services for, among others, non-native English speakers and recent immigrants. On their website, they also help learners find convenient English programs in the Twin Cities or across the state.
MISA is a student based organization at the University which organizes special events and activities during the year. It also helps international students find housing.
As a unit of Student Affairs, Student Unions & Activities serves students and the campus community by providing facilities, programs, services, leadership, and involvement opportunities that enhance the social, educational, recreational and cultural environment of the University of Minnesota.
This program provides an opportunity to practice language skills and explore culture. Partners meet informally, but on a regular basis, and spend half of the time speaking English and the other half speaking the student’s native language. Once matched, partners determine when, where and how often to meet. Program matches are made shortly after the start of each semester. This program is free.