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Break & Short Programs

Study on campus, then travel with your classes during break.

Short Programs enhance the classroom experience with field work around the world.

Break & Short Programs may be a single course or a pair of courses (a Learning Community) which includes coursework held at our Rock Island campus during a standard trimester as well as a 10-day to 4-week experience overseas during inter-term break in February or during the first weeks of summer.  These popular programs allow students to have a focused study abroad experience without impacting abiility to participate in academic and co-curricular pursuits during the standard trimesters of the academic year.  Most short programs operate on either an annual or biannual schedule.

All Augustana Break & Short Programs are Augie Choice eligible and many qualify as considered Learning Communities.

You will want to visit THIS SITE for information about Augustana's $2,000 grant program, Augie Choice.


Five 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.


UPCOMING, CURRENT AND PAST BREAK & SHORT PROGRAMS

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WINTER TERM COURSES

WITH SPRING BREAK TRAVEL

     SPRING TERM COURSES     

WITH 2-3 WEEK SUMMER TRAVEL

GUATEMALA

Childhood in the Developing World

ANNUAL

NICARAGUA

Medical Service Learning

ANNUAL

ROME

Faiths in Dialogue

BIANNUAL ('15, '17) 

JAMAICA

Education Service Learning

BIANNUAL ('15, '17)

Switzerland & Germany

Science, Engineering & Culture

BIANNUAL ('15)

BERLIN

Philosophy & History

BIANNUAL ('16)

NORWAY

Healthcare, Education & Culture

2016

GREECE

Ancient Cultures & Tourism

BIANNUAL ('16)

LEIPZIG, GERMANY

Mind, Brain & Behavior

BIANNUAL ('17)

INDIA

Women, Identity & Activism

BIANNUAL ('17)

SPAIN

Camino de Santiago

BIANNUAL ('17)

                                              

 For All Programs: 

Eligibility requirements may vary. Applications are open to all current Augustana sophomores, juniors, or seniors in solid academic standing (2.00 GPA minimum, 2.50 for exchanges).  Augie Choice funds are available to students following completion of 60 academic credits (typically first available for the summer after the sophomore year.)  Additionally, some programs permit students to utilize Augie Choice as sophomores.  Program sites are subject to change and may or may not be repeated in future years.