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August 30, 2013

HIST 1909W Freshman Seminar Abroad: Understanding New Zealand: Re-imagining Kiwi Culture



The Department of History, the Learning Abroad Center, and Professor Evan Roberts are proud to offer a freshmen-only Fall semester/Winter break study abroad opportunity to learn about and visit New Zealand.

Attend class on the UMN campus beginning on September 30, 2013, and visit beautiful Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand from January 3-18, 2014. In New Zealand:

  • Explore Auckland, a multicultural city overlooking sparkling waters and Wellington, a cosmopolitan urban jewel with a bustling waterfront
  • Wander amidst native plant and bird life while tracing the extraordinary history of Matiu Somes Island, located in Wellington's stunning harbor
  • Learn about Kiwi society by meeting with journalists from the New Zealand Herald and visiting the Parliament to discuss the unique political system

Please note you must apply for this seminar through the Learning Abroad Center first in order to obtain a permission number to register on OneStop. For more information, visit: http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/fsa.php or contact Sarah at tschi066@umn.edu. Registration deadline is Sept 14. Financial aid and scholarships are available. FreshmanSeminar.StudyAbroad.HIST1909W.Fall2013.pdf

August 9, 2013

Minnesota State History Day - May 4, 2013

On May 4, more than 1,000 students competed at National History Day in Minnesota, held on the U of M campus. They had advanced from among some 30,000 students participating statewide at schools that implement the program to provide structure (and outside support) for learning goals in history and language arts, says Tim Hoogland, History Day coordinator for the Minnesota Historical Society and U of M affiliated professor. Read more

Congratulations to all History Day participants!

Click here for History Day - 2013 State Results