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
The support I’ve received at Concordia has allowed me to BREW by developing critical thinking, building on my existing values while figuring out what it is I want to do with my life.Katie Monger '13 Pursuing dietetic internship and master's in public health/nutrition at the University of Minnesota
Nutrition and Dietetics Major
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
BREWing is an important component at Concordia College. I can’t see how being in the Education department as a student that there is anyway to go without BREWing. Everything that we do here is about engaging in the world, every clinical experience that we have is working with students, learning about students, learning about the diversity, continuously. That’s what we work on every single day.Dr. Sara Triggs Education
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
I think being responsibly engaged in the world means embracing different experiences and cultures with an open mind and trying to learn from them. In my own experience working abroad, that engagement happens by fostering relationships with others from all around the globe.Leah (Enger) Arkelin ’09 Lead Stylist for Stitch Fix
Communication Studies (with a Public Relations Emphasis) and Apparel and Design Major; Studio Art Minor