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As part of Diversity Abroad’s commitment to building capacity for study abroad and comprehensive internationalization at minority serving institutions, Diversity Abroad will host the 2nd Annual MSI Global Education Summit geared towards academics, practitioners, and administrators at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) who are working to internationalize their campuses. The MSI Global Education Summit is designed to enhance the institutional capacity of MSIs to integrate international education efforts into the current campus climate. The 2017 MSI Global Education Summit will be held March 19 & 20, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN just prior to the 5th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference.

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    Minority serving institutions who have access to resources, such as Title III and Title V, to support and encourage meaningful faculty/staff development activities should consider sending representatives to participate in this important summit.

    Travel Grants
    Diversity Abroad recognizes the fiscal challenges that may inhibit colleagues to participate in the 2017 Minority Serving Institution Global Education Summit. We stand committed to supporting MSIs in their efforts to build capacity for study abroad and comprehensive internationalization and are pleased to offer the following travel grants to encourage attendance:

    A $200 travel grant for 2 attendees
    A $300 travel grant for 3 attendees
    A $400 travel grant for 4 attendees, etc.

    An MSI Travel Grant Request will only be considered once all members of the group have registered for the MSI Global Education Summit. The deadline for submitting travel grants is March 10, 2017.


    Registration is now open! Summit participants who also register for the full Diversity Abroad Conference will receive $50 off summit registration (discount must be applied at checkout; not retroactively). Registration includes access to all Summit sessions, an evening reception, lunch on Monday and refreshment breaks. Group discount of 15% off available for 3 or more attendees from the same institution registering at the same time.

    Early Bird (Nov – Jan 27)
    Members: $149
    Non-members: $199

    Regular (Jan 28 – Feb 20)
    Members: $199
    Non-members: $249

    Late (Feb 21 – )
    Members: $249
    Non-members: $299



    All MSI Global Education Summit events will take place at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, MN. The McNamara Alumni Center is located on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus and is conveniently connected to the Commons Hotel where a room block is available.

    McNamara Alumni Center
    University of Minnesota
    200 Oak Street S.E., Suite 100
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Commons Hotel
    615 Washington Ave SE,
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    (612) 379-8888

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    Please contact us with any conference-related questions or comments at or 510-982-0635 ext 704

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