At Concordia, we believe that a great college should do more than prepare you with lifelong career advantages. A Concordia education develops your global competence, character and compassion – inspiring you to serve the world’s greatest needs. Our BREW concept is much more than an educational theme – it's a way of life here.
Concordia students learn to BREW every day. And BREWing isn't simply limited to what you experience in our nationally recognized study away programs. Every course here challenges you to discover connections between learning and how to become more responsibly engaged in the world. In a biology class, for example, you might discuss the ethical ramifications of research in genetics. In an English course, you might write a paper about the moral themes of a classic work of literature and how they relate to contemporary societal issues.
Beyond the classroom, you’ll find many ways to BREW. Your Concordia education begins with a service experience at a local organization. Your commitment to serving others will grow from there throughout your four years as you engage in activities such as Relay for Life, tutor at local schools, develop vaccines for impoverished communities, study micro economies in India and more.
Concordia’s Habitat for Humanity chapter sends student volunteers across the nation and the world to build homes and playgrounds. Through Justice Journeys, students explore social justice issues in places like Seattle, New York City, Chicago, Santa Fe, Jamaica, Guatemala and Mexico.
When you graduate, you’ll have a strong sense of how you can use your talents for leading a world of change. And you will continue to BREW throughout your life.
Concordia students spent a month teaching and providing health care in rural Tanzania.Learn More
For Kelsey Kava '13, studying in Rwanda and India offered a new perspective on her goals and her place in the world.Learn More
Dr. Corey Teigen ’86
Interventional radiologist Corey Teigen created a medical innovation that could save countless lives around the globe.Learn More
I intend on using my knowledge that I’ve learned at Concordia and abroad to continue learning more about myself and share that with others to help people become more compassionate toward one another.Lydia Griffin ’13 Luther Seminary, Master of Divinity
Through Concordia’s impressive study away programs, I studied abroad for more than a year. Each country I lived in was vastly different from the last and each taught me important lessons about life and about myself as a young global citizen.Megan John '13 Information Analyst at Enterprise Community Partners in Washington, D.C.
Psychology Major; Sociology Minor
What BREW has meant in my classes is a kind of experience. Becoming responsibly engaged in the world means becoming intellectually engaged in the world.Dr. Susan O'Shaughnessy Philosophy
To me, BREW is something everyone should do. No matter how small or how insignificant it may seem, great changes can come about just from one person making positive changes to their life or the lives of others.Jeff Bakke ’10 K-12 Physical Education/Health Teacher at the International School of Stavanger (Norway)
Physical Education and Health Education Majors; Coaching Minor
As musicians, we are always bringing in something from the outside that makes what we do in the recital hall or on the opera stage relevant and worthwhile – finding that human component of things.Russell Wustenberg '13 Stage Manager at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec
Vocal Performance Major