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Travel & Tourist Information

Arriving on Campus from the Airport

Institute Location, Parking Information, and Directions

The CARLA summer institutes will be held on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus. A campus area map is available online or as PDF.

  • Institute Locations can be found on the CARLA institute schedule page.
  • Driving: Directions to the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus are available online.
  • Parking: For information see: http://www.pts.umn.edu/park/visitorparking.
    • The cheapest parking available is in the surface lots near the University's stadium for approximately $4/day. See: Maroon Lot and Lot #37.
    • You can also park in the 4th Street Ramp or the University Ave Ramp located near the summer institutes for $12/per day.
    • Note to participants of the institutes housed in Northrop (Heritage, Creativity, and Learner Language): The Church Street circle and access to the Church Street Garage is CLOSED during the month of July.

Minneapolis Weather

June and July are typically quite pleasant in Minnesota. However, a word to the wise: dress in layers! The air conditioning in some of the buildings can get quite chilly, especially when it it is hot outside.

Things To Do in the Area

For those of you joining us from out of town, here is a list of a few places of interest and activities you may want to check out in the evenings or on the weekend while you are in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  


Articulation of Language Instruction
Assessment of Second Language
Content-Based Language Instruction
Culture and Language Learning
Immersion Education
Learner Language
Less Commonly Taught Languages
Maximizing Study Abroad
Pragmatics/Speech Acts
Strategies for Language Learning
Technology and Language Learning

Summer Institutes
Presentations, Workshops, and Events
Advanced Practices Certificate


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CARLA Bibliography
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LCTL Database
Learner Language Activities
Immersion Education Archives
Pragmatics Bibliography
Proficiency Handbook/Lessons
Spanish Grammar Strategies
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Virtual Item Bank

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