Understand the complexity and depth of another culture by living and studying in another country for a semester or an academic year. Concordia has forged partnerships with institutions around the globe to design programs that create an excellent study away experience.

Planning at least one year in advance is recommended for success. Semester and yearlong program applications are available through meeting with the Study Away Advisor who works with your intended program.

American University in Cairo, Egypt (AUC)

Join a diverse and active student body, study with renowned faculty, and travel around the region while living in one of the oldest and most exciting cities in the world.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

Hungary has a long tradition of excellence in mathematics education. However, because of the language barrier, students have not been able to take advantage of the skill and dedication of the mathematics faculties of Hungarian universities. Until now.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum GPA in Mathematics Coursework: 3.5 A previous course in Analysis is required Minimum Class Status: Junior

Center for Hellenic, Mediterranean and Balkan Studies, Athens, Greece (Arcadia)

In Athens, learning isn't just about sitting in the classroom. It's about gaining hands-on experience.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Centro de Estudios Hispánicos de Segovia, Spain

Immerse yourself in the language, culture and lifestyle of Segovia, Spain.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum GPA in Spanish Coursework: 2.5 Completion of Spanish 212 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship & Urban Studies (ACM)

Discover a thoughtful and challenging introduction to the complexities of life and society in Chicago.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Junior

CIEE - Community Development, Language, and Culture in Tanzania

Live and learn with local students giving you valuable insight into the current generation of young Tanzanians who are filled with hopes and dreams for the future of their country.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Class Status: Junior

Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena, Germany

Study abroad in Jena, Germany; a town situated on the edge of the Thuringian Forest in former East Germany. It is a wonderful area for hiking, castle visits, and excursions throughout Germany and Europe.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Junior

HECUA Art for Social Change: Intersections of Art, Identity, and Advocacy, St. Paul/Minneapolis

Set in the dynamic arts scene and culturally diverse neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul, this program immerses students in communities that are working for social change through art as a catalyst for dialogue and civic engagement.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

HECUA Community Internships in Latin America

The Community Internships in Latin America (CILA) study abroad program is a semester-long experience with a focus on community participation and social change.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

HECUA Democracy & Social Change in Northern Ireland

Courses and complementing field seminars focus on human rights, equality, conflict transformation, and education for democracy, and help students see in action the tools used to transform conflict.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

HECUA Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy, and Community Action, St. Paul/Minneapolis

Rather than simply outlining the vast challenges we face, this program gives students meaningful ways to translate what they are learning into hopeful practice and to find their place in a vibrant mosaic of local actors working to build more resilient and just communities and systems.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

HECUA Inequality in America: Policy, Community, and the Politics of Empowerment, St. Paul/Minneapolis

This program is for students who are active, engaged, and passionate about issues related to justice and equality and who want to learn how to make a difference. Spend the semester examining why and how poverty and inequality plague the nation’s urban centers.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Inland Norway University is located in the south-eastern part of Norway, approximately 2 hours drive north of Oslo. With more than 5000 students it is one of the largest university colleges in Norway.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Junior

Institut de Gestion, Université de Rennes, France, International Business

Learn about international business in Rennes, France, while living with a host family and participating in an internship and specialized business coursework.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Junior

International Center for Development Studies Costa Rica (ICDS)

Discover an exciting and rewarding experience in Costa Rica through cultural immersion and community work. Gain insight into Central America, a region that faces major challenges for sustainable human development, democracy, and human rights.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore At least one year of Spanish at the college level is preferred, but not required.

Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany, International Business

Explore the experience of working abroad while continuing International Business and German coursework.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Junior

L'Université François-Rabelais, Tours, France

The University of Tours is totally rooted in its region. A university in the heart of the city, its sites, located in various districts of the city, are all easily accessible.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany, International Business

Enhance your learning by experiencing International Business and German firsthand abroad.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Junior

Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, U.K.

Liverpool Hope is a liberal arts university distinguished by its foundation of an Anglican college and a Catholic college working together and eventually merging to form one educational community.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Lorenzo de' Medici Institute

The Lorenzo de' Medici Institute (LdM) is one of the leading study abroad institutions in Italy and has a very diverse student population from all over the world.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.8 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Lutheran College Washington Semester (D.C.)

The Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS) is a small, personalized internship program where students live, study, and intern while earning a full semester of academic credit.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

National University of Ireland, Galway

Satisfy requirements in the Core or your major while spending a semester on the Emerald Isle!

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Junior

Rothburg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Study in the thriving city of Jerusalem; a modern metropolis, where East meets West, and Judaism, Christianity and Islam merge and overlap.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Sichuan International Studies University, Chongqing, China (SISU)

Immerse yourself in Chinese language and culture at Sichuan International Studies University (SISU), located in Chongqing—one of the five most important cities in China designated by China Central government.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore

Spanish Studies Abroad - Havana

Spanish Studies Abroad offers students the rare opportunity to immerse themselves in Cuba’s rich blend of African, European and American cultures, and to experience it from within.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Junior

Spanish Studies Abroad - San Juan

The city of San Juan is the largest capital in the Caribbean and is considered the cultural heart of Puerto Rico.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Sustainable Development Practice in India

This program gives you the chance to learn first-hand about current issues in developing countries. You will be in contact with people who work every day to improve living conditions in India.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Temple University Japan

Temple University Japan offers a diverse student body in the center of Japan's capitol.  Many excursions and outings (including overnight and weekend trips) are scheduled for students to become engaged with the environment outside the classroom.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA Semester: 2.75 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

The University of Southeast Norway

Because of the diversity present at The University of Southeast Norway, students are guaranteed contact with Norwegian and international students from around the world.  Come see what has been referred to a number of times in modern literature as “the most beautiful place in the world”.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Academic Standing: Sophomore

United International College, Zhuhai, China (UIC)

Take part in the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between mainland China and Hong Kong.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Universidad de Alicante, Spain (Spanish Studies Abroad)

Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA) offers a Spanish Mediterranean immersion experience in Alicante. It is a friendly and welcoming city with many opportunities to meet Spanish students and enjoy the local culture.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum 2.5 Concordia GPA Minimum GPA: 3.0 in Spanish Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Universidad de las Américas, Mexico City, Mexico, International Business

If you have proficient language skills in Spanish and an interest in international business, this is the perfect program for you.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Junior

Universidad de Sevilla, Spain (SSA)

With a strict policy of "Sólo en español," Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA) offers a rich traditional Spanish Immersion experience in Seville. 

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum 3.0 GPA in Spanish Minimum 2.5 Concordia GPA Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina (SSA)

Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA) students in Córdoba study on-site at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) and benefit from guided direct enrollment.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

University of Glasgow

Experience all Glasgow has to offer including museums, specially designed courses for U.S. students, many university clubs, and the landscapes of Scotland while studying at the University of Glasgow.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Junior

University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia (USC)

Immerse yourself in the Australian lifestyle and culture while you earn credit toward your Concordia degree.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

University of Tromsø, Norway (UiT)

Welcome to the northernmost university of the world, the University of Tromsø. Life in the High North is shaped by wild nature, contrasting light and weather conditions, geographic distances and multiculturalism. Tromsø is an urban island, surrounded by beautiful nature.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Accra, Ghana

The perfect destination for those who want to learn about the complex issues facing a developing African nation while enjoying a rich cultural, historical and social experience.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Chiang Mai, Thailand

The program is ideal for students who are interested in the economics, philosophy, politics, religions, culture, and language of Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, in a city that is manageable, walkable, exotic, and unforgettable.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Florianópolis, Brazil

This program is ideal for students who want to learn about the world's fifth-largest country, one of the fastest-growing economies, and its diverse mix of European, African, and indigenous cultures.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Germany: German Language, and German/European Studies in Lüneburg

Lüneburg is a vibrant university town with a medieval setting untouched by modern geopolitical conflicts.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima City is an energetic and thriving metropolis with excellent shopping, movie theatres, restaurants, and cultural activities.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Istanbul, Turkey

The Istanbul program is ideal for students who are interested in studying in a city rich in nature, history, and culture at the literal crossroads of the world, where Europe meets Asia.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.6 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - London, England

The semester and yearlong London program at London Metropolitan (London Met) University is ideal for students interested in living and studying in one of the most exciting cities in Europe.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Maastricht University, Netherlands

The program in Maastricht offers the opportunity to study at one of the most international universities in the world, and enroll in a program that combines strong academics with integrated field trips and hands on experience to complement coursework.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Junior

USAC - New Zealand

With all the natural wonders and unique Kiwi cultural experiences you won’t get anywhere else in the world, New Zealand is the ideal place to live and study.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.75 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Oslo, Norway

The Oslo program offers the opportunity to live in a city made for outdoor enthusiasts—surrounded by fjords and forests, with numerous sports at your fingertips in every season.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Santiago, Chile

Experience Santiago’s diverse cultural blend of Native, Spanish, and international residents and enjoy the benefits of a large urban city that has preserved the hospitality and accessibility of a small community.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is an intriguing city, transforming itself from the Yi Dynasty capital of the Hermit Kingdom, to a major mover and shaker on the international scene, especially in the fields of commerce and sports. Despite the modern high-rises and freeways, the cityscape retains pockets of centuries-old temples, palaces, pagodas, and gardens.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Junior

USAC - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Surrounded by mountains in the Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch offers the best of both worlds: a small, historic, university town with convenient access to the amenities of the bigger metropolitan area of Cape Town.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.6 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - The Hague, Netherlands

The Hague lies on the North Sea and is a modern and sophisticated city, being one of four United Nation cities in the world.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.7 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

USAC - Växjö/Kalmar, Sweden

Växjö is the capital of the Kronoberg region in southeastern Sweden. It was an important trading center as early as the eighth century and is located in the heart of the “Kingdom of Crystal,” so-called because world famous glassworks such as Kosta Boda and Orrefors are located there.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 3.0 Minimum Class Status: Junior

USAC – Prague, Czech Republic

The Prague program is ideal for students interested in studying and living in an extraordinary medieval city.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore

World Christianity Semester, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Hong Kong, China

Experience Christianity in a new light! Study four undergraduate-level religion courses at the Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) in Hong Kong, and gain an opportunity to see the international Christian mission first-hand in one of the most energetic and internationally-oriented cities in the world.

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Class Status: Sophomore