Director’s Message

Director Nancy O'Brien

Welcome from the Director

Greetings and welcome to the Center for Education Abroad and Away (CEAA). We are glad you are considering an intercultural experience as part of your Minnesota State University, Mankato journey. It is our goal in CEAA to provide thorough and thoughtful guidance to all students interested in exploring academic adventures away and abroad.

For students hoping to study away in other U.S. cities, territories or states, we encourage you to speak to CEAA staff, your professors, or staff members across campus about potential study away opportunities. We also invite you to consider the National Student Exchange (NSE) program, an excellent program designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to study for an academic semester (or year) at a university or college in a different U.S. geographic location.

Additionally, there are several education abroad (study abroad) options for Minnesota State Mankato students. You might consider, for example, a semester, or year-long Exchange Program. Or, you might find one of our Partner Programs that suits your needs. Finally, please consider joining Minnesota State Mankato faculty on one of their Faculty Led Programs.

Wherever your journey takes you, the Center for Education Abroad and Away is here to help you navigate the application process and the many cultural adjustments you may encounter along the way. On behalf of CEAA, I invite you to make an appointment with one of our staff. We are here to ensure all students (domestic and international) meet their study away and abroad objectives. We wish you all the best and hope to see you soon.

Bon Voyage!

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Nancy O’Brien, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Education and Abroad