Semester Study Program
The MAST International program is unique - in addition to practical experience, it offers an affordable academic experience at the University of Minnesota, an internationally recognized land-grant university.
The Semester Study Program allows you to study for one semester, taking classes through the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS). Exchange visitors pay a highly reduced tuition rate to participate. This experience with top professors and researchers has provided many MAST alumni with professional opportunities upon returning to their home countries.
Although an optional part of the program, MAST participants are strongly encouraged to include the Semester Study Program as part of their total experience. Courses offered vary from semester-to-semester and year-to-year; available options are provided to participants several months prior to the beginning of the semester. The study program MUST be selected at the time of application; it cannot be added after the visa is obtained.