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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.

Visa's, work permits, and immigration issues:

  • 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)
  • International Institute of Minnesota (651-647-0191)

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:
  • University of Minnesota's Minnesota English Center (612-624-1503)
  • Click here for a list of other local English classes.

Social services needs:
  • First Call Minnesota (1-800-543-7709)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services (651-297-3933)
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (651-642-5990 or 1-800-582-5260)
  • Catholic Charities (612-664-8500)
  • Center for Victims of Torture (612-626-1400)

Travel information:
  • University of Minnesota's International Studies and Travel Center (612-626-4782)

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

Cross Cultural Training
  • Window On The World (612-338-3690)
  • Across Cultures (651-695-0011)

Information on international business in Minnesota
  • Minnesota Trade Office (1-800-657-3858 or 612-297-4222)
  • Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development

Internationally-minded organizations:
  • Alliance Française (612-332-0436)
  • American Refugee Committee (612-872-7060)
  • National Council for International Visitors (202-842-1414)
  • World Affairs Councils of America (202-833-4557)
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators (202-737-3699)
  • Foreign Policy Association (212-481-8100)
  • University of Minnesota's International Student Association (MISA) (612-625-6119)

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