International Partners

MAST International partners with representatives around the world who share our values and beliefs on the importance of international exchange. Country partners recruit and evaluate prospective applicants and assist participants throughout their experience. Partners provide guidance with the MAST application process, entry visa application assistance, and may assist with travel arrangements.

Why Partner with MAST International?

High Quality Placements 

MAST International has nearly 70 years of experience working with participants, host trainers, and County Partners, and the staff has extensive international experience and training. MAST places 300 trainees/interns every year. MAST host trainers are evaluated and selected by the MAST team; many host trainers have worked with the MAST program for many years and are highly experienced.

High Touch Support

MAST is focused on supporting Country Partners and trainees throughout their visa process and training in the USA. This starts with our application, which guides partners and applicants through everything we require to provide trainees with a quality placement. Throughout a participant’s program in the USA, we track their progress, are available for questions and concerns, conduct site visits, and provide feedback to our Country Partners. 

In-Depth Arrival Orientation

Trainees who will be in the U.S. for longer than 4 months attend a two-day in-person orientation in Minnesota soon after their arrival. Orientations are offered most months of the year. Participants are met at the airport, provided housing and meals, and assisted in coordinating their travel to the training site. MAST provides information about their visa status, health and safety, cultural adjustment, program support, and more. 

Quality Recruitment Materials

MAST International provides Country Partners with the support they need to successfully recruit and evaluate prospective applicants. MAST International provides the following materials:

  • Digital brochures and materials
  • Social media collaboration
  • MAST application and supplemental forms
  • Additional materials and information as requested

Apply

Interested in becoming an International Partner? Email David Pratt at dpratt@umn.edu

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