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International Study Travel Center records

Identifier: uarc 313

Scope and Content

The collection contains historical background of the International Study Travel Center ISTC, meeting minutes and reports.


  • Creation: 1963-1977


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law Title 17, U.S. Code. Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Historical Note

In 1963 a student run travel committee was established within the Minnesota Student Association MSA to accumulate information on work, study and travel abroad, in addition to running an overseas charter flight program. In 1968 the Work-Study-Travel Abroad Center was established, also continuing as a student committee within the Minnesota Student Association, and serving as a central information center. Its function was to provide an informational and advisory service for students traveling abroad and assist students in finding work experience, study tours and inexpensive charter flights. In 1971 it was renamed the International Study Travel Center ISTC, eliminating information about work abroad, as well as alleviating students' misconceptions that the center was a placement service and about what services the center actually did provide. Deregulation of the commercial airlines in 1979 resulted in a drop in the number of available charter flights. In response, the International Study and Travel Association ISTA, which was affiliated with the ISTC, began to offer commercial flights to students and later operated a travel agency licensed to sell tickets to students for international travel.

The ISTC moved administratively from the MSA to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in 1988. In 1994 it came under the Institute of International Studies Programs. In 2003 it merged with Global Campus and was renamed Global Campus-Study Abroad, offering study, work, internship, volunteer and travel opportunities worldwide, and existing under the Office of International Programs. In 2004 it merged with the International Service and Travel Center to form the Learning Abroad Center


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)


This collection contains the records of the International Study Travel Center, the first study abroad center at the University of Minnesota

Other Finding Aid Available

A finding aid with a contents list is available in University Archives

Source of acquisition

The source of acquisition for the International Study Travel Center records is unknown.

Related Material in University Archives

Office of International Programs records

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs records

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

International Study Travel Center Records, 1969-1977
University Archives Staff; revised by Karen Klinkenberg
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Finding aid written in English

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