International Students


Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota is one of the top public research universities in the United States.The University offers more than 135 undergraduate majors, 195 graduate and professional programs, award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art facilities—all in a major metropolitan location. We rank 16th as a destination for international students in the United States, offering outstanding support services to our 5,500 international students whom we welcome from 142 countries. CFANS is part of this thriving international community. Learn more about our programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

International Undergraduate Students

Both new freshmen and students transferring from other colleges or universities are welcome at CFANS. Learn more about services and programs for international undergraduate students.

International Graduate Students

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences is a great place to pursue your master’s or doctoral degree. Learn more about what we offer for international graduate students.

International InternshipsThe Mall

International students interested in a practical, hands-on internship experience in U.S. agriculture with an optional classroom experience through CFANS can participate in MAST International

Join a Cross-Cultural Discussion Group

A great opportunity to create connections with your peers from diverse backgrounds and experiences through small group conversation sessions.

International Student and Scholar Services offer Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups, a unique opportunity to meet other UMN students from a variety of colleges, majors, and nationalities in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During each group's weekly discussion, you will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on interesting and compelling topics including friendship/relationships, taboos and stereotypes, culture shock, global educational systems, and much more. See what past participants had to share about their experiences.

The Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups are open to all UMN students; apply by February 4 to participate.

St. Paul Campus
Wednesdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about visas, transportation, housing and more.