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First Year Global: Cloud forest

A hike on the western slopes of the Andes Mountains moves students through microclimates with new plants and animals.

Hailey Turner
Hailey Turner
July 14, 2022

First Year Global: People care about their environment

Students find that Ecuadorans care deeply about protecting environment, and most are very knowledgeable about their surroundings.

Grace Hankins
Grace Hankins
June 15, 2022

First Year Global: A high point

Much of Antisana National Park is more than 13,000 feet above sea level. For many of us, it was the highest point we had ever been outside of an airplane.

Lucy Buzea
Lucy Buzea
June 13, 2022

First Year Global: Discovering community fun

Our First Year Global group met people in Ecuador who are devoting their days to creating a safer place for young people in their communities.

Chey Lawrence
Chey Lawrence
June 10, 2022

3 new academic programs that can change your future

Augustana will be offering three new academic programs: a film and new media major and minor, integrated health minor and disability minor.

June 10, 2022

Packing for Paris

Hannah Knuth used her three P’s of packing: plan, pull and put together.

hannah in paris
Hannah Knuth
June 6, 2022

The First Year Global program and hidden knowledge

Rethinking how maps are drawn, and how roses are grown.

Michelle Pacheco
Michelle Pacheco
June 1, 2022

First Year Global program begins in Ecuador

Students in the inaugural First Year Global program studied Ecuador in January and now they're experiencing the country and culture.

Christopher R. Strunk
Christopher R. Strunk
June 1, 2022

How I landed my internship in D.C.

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Isabella Gmitrovic
June 1, 2022

Picking a school as a first-generation college student

How do you start looking for a college when you don’t have the resources or advice from family members to fall back on? What’s all this talk about “fit”? Where do you even begin?

May 16, 2022

Four reasons to apply this summer

Applying to college when you have time in the summer is better than waiting for deadlines.

Kent Barnds
Kent Barnds
May 10, 2022

What to do with a day in the Quad Cities

How to spend a day exploring the Quad Cities

Berenice Campos
Berenice Campos
May 6, 2022

Senior to senior: a spring and summer checklist

Berenice Campos
Berenice Campos
April 20, 2022