Augustana College offers an array of study-abroad opportunities to complement a student's academic program. These experiences are designed to be a part of a general liberal arts education not only for regional language or cultural specialists. Programs range from one to ten weeks in length in many different locations around the globe. The International and Off-Campus Programs Office (IOPO) provides support and information about Augustana and non-Augustana study-abroad programs. Students should check with the financial assistance office regarding eligibility for financial assistance for these and other international study programs approved by Augustana. The IOPO also sponsors and supports international students at Augustana, visiting and exchange faculty scholars and other international education initiatives on campus.
Contact the International and Off-Campus Programs Office or go to www.augustana.edu/internationalstudy for more detailed information on any of the international study programs.
Academic Spring or Fall Term Programs
Augustana offers several term-long (10- to 12-week) programs in which students earn 10 credits, with a possible option to earn 13, in courses taught by Augustana faculty members who travel with the groups, or by instructors from the host country. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, numerous opportunities are arranged for on-site cultural study through visits to points of interest. Recent, current and upcoming term-length programs include.
East Asia Term. Past locations include China, Japan and Taiwan.
Europe Term. Past locations have included London, Munich, Paris and Rome.
Ireland Term. Students spend a spring term program in several locations in Ireland.
Latin America Term. Past locations have included Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico.
London Term. Students spend a term in London with excursions throughout Great Britain.
Vienna Term. Students spend a spring term in Vienna, Austria, with excursions throughout Austria and central Europe.
West Africa Term. Students spend a spring term in Ghana and Senegal.
Wittenberg, Germany Term. Students spend a term in Wittenberg, Germany. For German majors only.
Winter Term Programs
Augustana’s split winter term allows students to enroll in a program that includes five weeks of coursework on campus followed by a five- to seven-week international program. Students earn 10 credits, with a possible option for 13 credits, in courses taught by Augustana faculty both on campus and abroad. Coursework from the first five weeks continues abroad, with many opportunities for on-site cultural study through visits to points of interest. Recent, current and upcoming winter term programs include:
Australia Internship Program. Five-week internship seminar at Augustana followed by a seven-week internship experience in Sydney, Australia.
Brazil Term. Coursework in December continues as students spend five to six weeks in Brazil in January and February.
Ghana Term. Coursework in December is supplemented with service learning internships as students spend January and February in Accra, Ghana.
Vietnam Term. Coursework in December continues as students spend five weeks in Vietnam in January and February.
Short-term programs range from one to three weeks in length and can occur during a regular term or during break or in the summer following graduation.
Nicaragua. Students and biology faculty spend spring break or two weeks in the summer taking part in a medical service learning project, for which they may earn 1 academic credit.
Guatemala: Childhood in the Developing World is a 3-credit course offered during winter term, followed by a 10-day study-abroad component in Guatemala.
Rome: Faiths in Dialogue is a 3-credit course offered during the spring term, followed by a 10-day study-abroad component in Rome, Italy, in late May.
Summer Language Programs
France. Augustana conducts a six-week summer program in Dijon, France. The program includes four weeks of intensive study of the French language, literature and civilization at the Université de Bourgogne, and two weeks of travelling and sight-seeing in France. Students may earn credit in intermediate or advanced French. Students applying to the prog-ram must have completed one year of college French or the equivalent. The program is offered biennially or in response to student interest. Contact the chair of the French department for more information.
Germany. The Eichstätt Summer Program gives students the opportunity to study in Germany for four weeks during the summer break, from mid-July to mid-August. The program offers different levels of German depending on skill levels. Summer school participants are enrolled in courses with students from all over the world. Students take two courses and receive 6 credits. Contact the chair of the German department for more information.
Ecuador. Augustana and the Centro de Estudios Interamericanos offer an annual summer-long Spanish program in Cuenca, Ecuador. Students receive 9 Augustana credits in Spanish. The program provides formal language instruction at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels; experience in the culture of Latin America; and the opportunity to live with and learn from Ecuadorian families. Planned field trips include visits to sites of geographical and cultural interest. Contact the chair of the Spanish department for more information.
Sweden. Augustana College and the Folkhögskola at Grebbestad on Sweden's West Coast offer six-week summer program in Swedish language and culture. Five weeks of intensive language study at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels is followed by a one-week stay in Stockholm. Contact the chair of the Scandinavian department for more information.
International Exchange Programs
Augustana College has official international exchange programs with the University of Botswana, Botswana; the University of Regensburg, the Catholic University in Eichstätt, Passau University in Germany; Lingnan University in Hong Kong; Huazhong Normal University in Wuhan, China; and Karlstad and Växjö Universities in Sweden. Visit the International and Off-Campus Programs Office for more information.
Other International Programs
Opportunities for non-Augustana international programs are also available through the International and Off-Campus Programs Office.
Note: Participation in international study programs is on a select basis, and is available to a limited number of students. By nature these programs must allow students a large degree of independence with less supervision than on campus. The college may therefore deny participation to students with a history of disciplinary issues or needs that cannot be adequately accommodated abroad.
Holden Term. Students take three winter term courses over five weeks on campus, and then spend seven weeks at Holden Village in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State.
Grand Teton History Field School. Students spend 12 days in Jackson, Wyoming and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, engaging in historical field work through the Jackson Hole Historical Society. The program offers 3 credits of history coursework.
Physical Geology of the Rocky Mountains. First-year students participate in a two-week field study