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
Studying abroad in Tanzania, as well as experiences on and near Fargo-Moorhead have shown me the importance of BREWing by advocating for and serving others in whatever community I’m part of in the future.Katie Hoven ’13 R.N. in cardiology unit, Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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
Concordia gave me the opportunity to live and study in Pamplona, Spain, which began my love affair with travel and living abroad. Since then, I've lived and worked in Ecuador, Germany, and now Hong Kong.Tina Post '09 Student of English Language Studies at the University of Nottingham
Communication Arts/Literature – Secondary Education and Spanish Majors
Concordia gave me a global mindset for looking at the world and approaching critical issues. When I think about issues of our time, I don’t just think about how they impact locally or nationally; I think about how they look on the global stage.Tanner Boomersbach ’13 Studying medicine at Mayo Medical School – Mayo Clinic
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