Augustana resources are available to all students and included in tuition costs.
The Office of International Student Life is the first place where international students and parents may go to get any assistance with adjusting to college life, academics, residential living, or cultural differences. The coordinator of this office, Jane Tiedge, leads students through International Student Orientation, airport welcomes, summer preparation before the students arrive, ongoing academic advising, visa and immigration issues, and can act as a go-between when students and faculty have a breakdown in communication. Located in Room 418 of the Center for Student Life. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reading/Writing Center provides professional assistance in reading comprehension, writing skills, study skills, time management, test-taking, stress reduction and special needs. Depending on their English writing and reading skills, students may be required to take a one-credit class through the Reading/Writing Center. This will be determined when they register for classes during International Student Orientation. Located in Room 423 of the Center for Student Life.
Student tutors are provided at no additional charge and are available in almost every course. Students should discuss their needs with their faculty member or advisor, who will then secure a tutor. In addition, some courses provide tutoring labs throughout the term. Students may attend these labs when they need assistance.
Campus Ministries provides a range of opportunities for students of all faiths and beliefs. Almost all religions of the world are represented at Augustana. Students needing a ride to the local Buddhist temple or a Muslim mosque or a Jewish synagogue may contact Campus Ministries for assistance. There are also weekly interfaith services, Lutheran worship and Catholic mass. Located in Founders Hall.
The Student Counseling Service staff works with students who are having academic, social, cultural, or personal difficulties. Students may walk in or their advisors may suggest to the student that they should seek counseling. Located in Founders Hall.
The Internships & Careers Office helps students with career advising, internship and job search, interviews, resumes, and graduate school preparation. Through individual meetings, workshops, mock interviews and career fairs, students can gain the tools needed after graduation. Please note: international students have very strict guidelines when it comes to jobs and internships. Students must attend a workshop held during Fall and Spring term on Working On and Off Campus.
The guidelines for employment for international students are contingent on their student visa (F-1 or J-1). Located in the Community Engagement Center, Sorensen Hall.
There are numerous advisors for your student:
- Jane Tiedge, International Student Life coordinator: Students should always go to the Office of International Student Life when they are having difficulty.
- First-year advisor: All students are assigned a faculty member to be their First-year advisor. This person will meet with your student several times during each term and will assist your student is selecting their courses.
- Academic advisor: Once your student has officially declared their major, they will be given a faculty member from that department who will be their advisor until they graduate.
The Dean of Students office will coordinate efforts to provide struggling students with appropriate academic resources. If your student does not know what direction to take, they can contact the dean's office. Located in Founders Hall.