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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Extracurricular Activities

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Cultural Activities

Involvement in the Scandinavian Studies Program is not restricted to academic pursuits. You will have the opportunity to share in culinary traditions and holiday festivities at informal gatherings at faculty homes and take field trips to museums and cultural events in the Twin Cities. In addition, students and faculty occasionally attend films or exhibitions together and engage in sports such as cross-country skiing.

Scandinavian Retreat

The annual Scandinavian Retreat, an undergraduate conference held at Beaver Creek Reserve near Eau Claire, Wisconsin each February, provides an opportunity for you to meet fellow Scandinavian Studies students from a dozen colleges and universities in the Midwest.

Here is more information about the [PDF] Scandinavian Retreat (1 MiB)

Alpha Mu Gamma (Modern Language Honor Society)

Alpha Mu Gamma is a national collegiate honor society for students majoring or minoring in world languages. It was established in 1931. Minnesota State’s Beta Zeta chapter was established in 1961. The purposes of the Society are to recognize achievement in foreign language study; nurture an interest in the study of foreign languages; stimulate a desire for linguistic attainment; and to foster sympathetic understanding of other peoples through the medium of languages. Membership is generally offered to students who have a 3.0 GPA and who have earned two A’s in one foreign language. Students may be admitted at any stage in their college career.