Apr 21, 2014
Exactly 30 years after her mother traveled to Germany on a Fulbright scholarship, Elsa Lund ’14, Seattle, will be heading there this fall.
Lund, a vocal performance major at Concordia, applied for Fulbright’s English Teaching Assistant Program with encouragement from her parents, who were both Fulbright scholars.
She heard the good news April 2 and immediately called her mom.…Academics Global
Apr 20, 2014
A global studies major can take you away from home – or back home, as in the case of Ethiopia native Dawit Endale Alemayehu ’11.
Alemayehu likes coffee, but it’s his passion for his work that motivates him to rise each morning and take to the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In addition to his coursework in global studies and business, Alemayehu sought out opportunities…Alumni Global
Apr 14, 2014
For Kjerstin Engebretson '16, the Concordia mission to become responsibly engaged in the world is more than a statement – it's a way of life.Global
Apr 01, 2014
As a recent college graduate, Sudhir Selvaraj ’11 traveled back to his hometown of Bangalore, India, to start influencing the affairs of the world.
Update: A staged reading of "We All Live in Bhopal" will be at 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Barry Auditorium at Grant Center.
After studying political science and global studies at Concordia, Selvaraj interned with Visthar, a nonprofit organization…Alumni Global
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 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 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