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The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is the University of
Minnesota's school of policy and planning.

Our Global Impact

You may be surprised to learn that the middle of the Midwest is a great place to prepare for an international career. In our increasingly interconnected world, local events are influenced by global trends, while the issues we confront locally give us perspectives on other places and societies.

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At the Humphrey School, we connect the local to the global every day. Humphrey School graduates work throughout the world on issues from humanitarian assistance to health policy to business development. Our students have the opportunity to gain global perspectives from the faculty and curriculum and by working with University and local international organizations. They participate in critical debates with peers from around the world through such connections as Interdisciplinary Perspectives in International Development, the School's International Fellowship Programs, and by pursuing international internships.

Take a look and you’ll find that you really can lead everywhere with what you will learn here at the Humphrey School!

Learn Here, Lead Everywhere: Humphrey Global Curriculum

Prepare yourself for careers in the global public policy arena, including international relations, national security, human rights, and international development.

Worldly Wise: Our International Expertise

Many Humphrey faculty members are from other countries or have lived and worked abroad, bringing global perspectives to their courses. See what students in the field are blogging about, what jobs alumni find after graduation, and what international students are doing right here on campus.

Learn More about Our Global Policy Area

Take a quick look at the events and programs sponsored by our Global Policy Area. And read our blog, Global Notes, for the latest on all things international at the Humphrey School and beyond.

International Internships

An international internship or field experience can be a wonderful way to understand public affairs and planning from a global perspective.

Working on International Issues—At Home + Abroad

Take a look at where in the world Humphrey alumni are working and what they’re doing, and consider some of the ways you can put your degree to work.

Minnesota’s International Opportunities

The University of Minnesota and the Twin Cities are home to an amazing array of international research, activities, organizations, and companies.

International Fellowship Programs

The School's International Fellowship Programs bring international mid-career professionals and scholars committed to public service to the Humphrey School for professional enrichment, leadership development, and cultural exchange. They add greatly to the global climate at the School.

Dean Eric P. Schwartz


Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

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Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
280 Humphrey School
301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455