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Travel & Tourist Information

Arriving from the Airport
Institute Locations
Minneapolis Weather
Things To Do in the Area


Arriving on Campus from the Airport

Airport Super Shuttle - Approx. $16 each way

Taxi - $45 from the airport to the U of MN campus area

Train and Bus - about 40 minutes, $2.25 rush hour one way
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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. The specific location of each institute can be found on the schedule page.

The cheapest parking available will be in the surface lots near the University's stadium (Maroon & Gold Lots and Lot #37) for approximately $4/day. You can also park in the 4th Street Ramp or the University Ave Ramp located near the summer institutes for $12/per day. For more information see: http://www1.umn.edu/pts.

A campus area map is available online or by PDF.

Driving directions to the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus are available online.

Minneapolis Weather

National Weather Service Current Conditions and Forecast

Average temperatures for Minneapolis - June and July are typically quite pleasant! However, a Minnesota word to the wise: dress in layers! It can be hot outside and the classrooms are air conditioned and we can't always change the inside temp.

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

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