Mar 03, 2014
Concordia has joined a national campaign to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.
For its part in the International Education Coalition’s Generation Study Abroad initiative, the college has committed to increasing the percentage of its undergraduate students who study abroad from 43 percent to 75 percent. This is a goal from…Global
Feb 18, 2014
Elsa Lund '14 was introduced to Concordia through Concordia Language Villages. Hearing The Concordia Choir perform sealed the deal.
When she was just 8 years old, Elsa Lund ’14, Kenmore, Wash., began studying Norwegian at the world-renowned Concordia Language Villages nestled in the piney woods and shores of a scenic Minnesota lake. She was a long way from her Seattle-area…Music Global
Feb 09, 2014
Two friends. Seven days. 155 miles. For Amanda “Chett” Matchett ’09 and Eric Wheeler ’09, this race is about more than mileage; it’s about honoring memories.
It’s OK to call Amanda “Chett” Matchett ’09 and Eric Wheeler ’09 a little crazy. Perhaps that is why they signed up for a seven-day, 155-mile trek across one of the world’s hottest deserts, part of the annual 4 Deserts race series through RacingThePlanet…Alumni Global
Jan 21, 2014
Travel. Adventure. Passion. The Open Window Exchange is all about bypassing the big picture to celebrate the beauty in the little details.
For Stephanie Barnhart '13 and Zach Davis '13, traveling is less about the destination and all about the journey. Journeys to Argentina, Cambodia, Ireland, Rwanda, Scotland and Turkey – just to name a few.
But it’s not about the sightseeing…Alumni Global
Jan 03, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Steinwand and student researchers are collecting environmental justice poems from cultures around the world for a new anthology.
Cleaner power from a dam may be a sign of hope for some, but for those displaced by the structure and raging water it’s a sign of despair. These are the paradoxes English professor Jonathan Steinwand and his research team looked at all summer…Academics Global
Dec 17, 2013
Prompted by a religion class assignment, a 2006 alumnus' vision to establish the first library in Panyijiar is now a reality.
It’s one done but more to go for development in Panyijiar, an impoverished, war-ravaged village in South Sudan. The region was once home to many Lost Boys of Sudan who eventually found their way to Fargo-Moorhead and Concordia College.
Dec 12, 2013
For students who study away, a photograph is more than a picture - it's a symbol of how they engaged in the world.
Check out these images from students who placed in the 2013 Global Learning Expo Contest.Global
Dec 10, 2013
Four students are studying business in India, a place of contradictions and variety.
India has changed the way Jacob Olson ’14 thinks about business.
While studying in the country for a semester, he has worked with nongovernmental organizations, startup entrepreneurs and global corporations.
The experiences have been as varied…Academics Global
Nov 20, 2013
As a recent college graduate, Sudhir Selvaraj ’11 traveled back to his hometown of Bangalore, India, to start influencing the affairs of the world.
After studying political science and global studies at Concordia, Selvaraj interned with Visthar, a nonprofit organization committed to enabling marginalized populations to create a more just society. As part of his internship, Selvaraj traveled…Alumni Global
Nov 15, 2013
It is a responsibility that Dr. Eduardo Gargurevich, professor of Spanish and Hispanic studies, did not expect.
From a single serendipitous encounter, Gargurevich grew from being a young admirer of a national Peruvian figure to becoming caretaker of the man’s legacy.
As a college student in his native Lima, Peru, Gargurevich became enamored with the…Academics Global
Nov 14, 2013
The fight against hunger became personal for Mike Rose ’14, Durbin, N.D., when he volunteered at an orphanage in Ecuador last summer. Now he's asking others to skip a meal for hunger awareness.
He noticed that a co-worker, Gonzalo, often skipped meals so he could buy groceries for his family.
“That was the first time I knew someone who was forced to be hungry,” says Rose. “It really opened my eyes to social injustice in the world…Global Student Life
Oct 02, 2013
Peter Chilson shared with Concordia his latest book on how Mali’s unstable borderlands became a haven for al-Qaida.
An interest in the legacy of colonial borderlands first drew author Peter Chilson to Mali.
How the borderlands of the West African country became the largest al-Qaida-controlled land space in the world keeps his attention there.
Aug 30, 2013
Volunteering at a Lutheran AIDS ministry in Soweto, South Africa, gave a group of Concordia students a personal view into global challenges.
The 23 students participated in a religion, sociology and global studies summer school led by Dr. Nick Ellig, Dr. Elna Solvang and Dr. Jan Pranger.
“Our goal was to introduce our students to a multiracial, multiethnic society,” says Pranger…Global Academics
Aug 21, 2013
Kathryn Skogen ’13 spent a month studying health care in rural Tanzania. The experience led to a research project that she presented at an international nursing conference.
As a nursing student in Tanzania, Kathryn Skogen ’13 loved visiting the large hospital room set aside for mothers waiting to go into labor.
The women, most of who arrived before their delivery date because of the distance they had to travel…Alumni Global
Aug 18, 2013
As a biology major and an animal lover, Marissa Pewe '14 was looking for a way to combine her education with her love of Africa.
Marissa Pewe ’14, Bottineau, N.D., has always been intrigued by Africa and it has been a lifelong dream to visit the continent. As a biology major and an animal lover, she was looking for a way to combine the knowledge and skills she has acquired…Global