Learning from experience is the core of Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID). The program puts you in direct contact with the social and economic realities of actual communities and of people working within them to address complex problems. Through classes, field trips and an extended internship or research placement, MSID strives to establish a continual dialogue linking experience with theory and critical analysis.
Senegal has long been seen as a crossroads where African, Islamic, and European civilizations have met, clashed, and blended. Today, it is still seen as a bridge between Africa and the West. But it is also a place where Senegalese people remain deeply attached to traditional values and cultures. This program is based in Dakar, Senegal's cosmopolitan capital. Heated by the African sun while surrounded on three sides by cool Atlantic waters, Dakar has a climate often described as "eternal spring."
Live and study in Montpellier, one of France’s fastest growing cities and an emerging cultural and educational center. Within easy reach of both mountains and the Mediterranean, and home to 100,000 university students, Montpellier is a young, vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance. It is the ideal place to study business.
This program, developed in conjunction with the Carlson School of Management, is based at the University of Montpellier. Course options include Finance, Management of Information Systems, Human Resource Management, International Trade & Marketing, Strategy in a Global Context, and Business French. This program offers you the unique opportunity to gain a true international perspective on business.
Live and study engineering in Montpellier, France’s fastest-growing city and home to thousands of students from around the world. Experience the exciting hub of modern technological industries alongside historic traditions. Explore Montpellier’s historic city, the Place de la Comédie; and take excursions to the striking Provence region, nearby Medieval towns, and the famous historic cities of Avignon and Arles. It is an ideal place to take classes for your major, from computer science to mechanical engineering.
The program offers two tracks: the English track, available to third- and fourth-year engineering students with no language prerequisite, and the French track, available to any student with four+ semesters of college-level French proficiency. Within your track you will select from a range of classes in computer science and management; electrical engineering; biological and food engineering; materials science and engineering; mechanical engineering and interactive design; and water science and engineering. Participants in both tracks will also enroll in a French language course—from beginning through advanced.