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MIC's Referral Center and Links

For information on the following topics or for links to other internationally-minded organizations, see the list below.

Note: MIC is a non-profit organization. We are unable to give grants, fund projects or provide financial assistance. Successful fundraising requires research and hard work. We encourage you to search the web and visit your local library to find funding sources.

Visas, work permits and immigration issues:
  • International Institute of Minnesota (651.647.0191)
  • University of Minnesota's International Student and Scholar Services (612.626.7100)
  • Local office of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (612.854.7754)
  • University of Minnesota's International Student and Scholar Services (612.626.7100)

Applying to the University of Minnesota:
  • University of Minnesota

Translating or interpreting services:

There are several great local agencies offering translating or interpreting services. Look under "T" for translating in the yellow pages of the phone book for a complete listing.

English classes:

Social services needs:
  • Catholic Charities (612.664.8500)
  • Center for Victims of Torture (612.436.4800)
  • First Call Minnesota (1.800.543.7709)
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (651.642.5990 or 1.800.582.5260)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services (651.297.3933)

Travel information:
  • University of Minnesota's International Studies and Travel Center (612-626-4782)
  • World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Travel Programs

  • World Penpals
    P.O. Box 337
    Saugerties, NY 12477

Cross cultural training
  • Across Cultures (651.695.0011)
  • Window On The World (612.338.3690)

Information on international business in Minnesota
  • Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development
  • Minnesota Trade Office

Internationally-minded organizations:
  • Alliance Française (612.332.0436)
  • American Refugee Committee (612.872.7060)
  • Foreign Policy Association (212.481.8100)
  • Japan American Society of Minnesota (612.627.9357)
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators (202.737.3699)
  • National Council for International Visitors (202.842.1414)
  • University of Minnesota's International Student Association (MISA) (612.625.6119)
  • World Affairs Councils of America (202.833.4557)
Community Connections Calendar
  • Community Connections Calendar

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