Skip to main content

Break and short study abroad programs

Break and short programs may be a single course or a pair of courses (a learning community) where coursework is held on campus during a standard winter or spring trimester and is followed by a travel program. Travel occurs during inter-term break in February or during the first weeks of summer. 

Travel is between 10 days and three weeks for these programs, and the courses begun on campus continue and finish while students are traveling.

These programs allow students to have a focused study abroad experience without impacting ability to participate in academic and co-curricular pursuits during the standard trimesters. Most short programs operate on either an annual or biennial schedule.

These programs are eligible for Augie Choice and many qualify as Learning Communities.

2017-18 programs

  • Winter LC in Guatemala
  • Winter LC in Norway
  • Spring LC in Greece

2018-19 programs

  • Winter LC in Guatemala
  • Winter LC in India
  • WInter LC in Jamaica
  • Spring LC in the Alps
  • Spring LC in Spain
  • Spring LC in Germany
  • Spring LC in Rome

Reasons to Consider a Short or Break Travel Program

1. Students with highly-structured majors do not need to miss a term of required on-campus courses.

2. Athletes can travel without disrupting their seasons or training schedules.

3. Students unfamiliar with international travel can experience another country without a long-term commitment.

4. Nearly all short programs are designated Learning Communities within Augustana's general education system.

5. Short programs often target a specific field of study or major for in-depth experiences.