Exchange Programs: Study there, get credit here.
Each of these programs offers you the option of a full-year abroad or a semester abroad. These semesters are equal to either Fall Term plus the December segment of Winter term or Spring Term with the January segment of Winter Term at Augustana. Arrangements are possible for coursework and housing for students who choose a semester so that they may attend Augustana for either December or January. Courses at the host university are subject to approval by departments at Augustana and not all courses will be offered each semester.
Why an exchange program might be right for you?
Are you an independent person, willing to challenge yourself in a new educational environment? Do you want intensive language study, or perhaps you want to really get to know a new part of the world? Do you want an authentic experience in an international university? Whether for a term, a semester or a year, exchange programs are perfect for students who want to experience what life and what college is like around the world. An exchange lets you go deeper into the host culture than you will if you travel with a large group of Augie students, and it gives you the ability to take classes with native students.
Add to this the fact that because you pay Augie tuition, exchange program courses are not transfer credits, and can count towards your graduation requirements. Also, in many cases exchange programs represent the least expensive programs available, since you are paying Augustana tuition, room or room & board, rather than paying both for tuition and for program costs of an Augie group program.
It takes an adventurous, self-confident and motivated student to truly get the most out of an exchange program, but if you are excited by the idea of living, studying and experiencing another culture without the "Augie bubble", exchanges might be just what you are looking for.
Augustana students are eligible to use Augie Choice to help fund international exchange programs.
Below you can read about all the current exchange opportunities available through Augustana's relationships with colleges and universities around the world.
Botswana: U. of Botswana in Gaborone
August-December Semester, January-June Semester or Full Year Programs available.
A 15,000 student campus of the national university of Botswana in southern Africa is the site for this semester-long exchange program. Augustana students can study in several Liberal Arts fields while living in student residences in the nation's capital. Up to 3 students per year are able to study at U of B, where courses are taught in English. For more information about the U. of Botswana you may contact the International Programs Office or the faculty advisor for this program, Dr. Todd Cleveland.
Germany: Eichstätt, Passau or Regensburg
Spring Semester (April-June) or Full Year Programs available.
Augustana College maintains exchange agreements with three German universities, all located in the scenic Bavarian region of southern Germany. Each university has distinct strengths, from a strong Liberal Arts program to a high quality business & management curriculum. Students at any level of German can find a placement at one of the three German exchange programs for a Fall semester. Students with no prior experience in German may still apply for the program in Passau as there are many courses offered in English as well as introductory German classes. For more information on any of these programs, contact the German Department at Augustana.
Hong Kong: Lingnan University
August-December, January-June or Full Year Programs available.
Lingnan University in Hong Kong is a 2,300 student Liberal Arts program quite similar to Augustana's. Lingnan offers a varied curriculum as well as a diverse, international student body. Coursework is completed in English with the option to take courses in Chinese language. For more information on the Lingnan Program, contact International Programs or Dr. Norm Moline, the faculty advisor for this program.
Kobe, Japan: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Spring Semester (April-July) Program available.
KCUFS in Kobe, Japan is a school of similar size to Augustana offering a varied program of study to students from across the globe. Augustana has arranged with KCUFS for an intensive Japanese language program as part of a student exchange. Students on this program will replace our Spring Term with a Spring Semester in Kobe, taking 9 credits in Japanese. Students must have completed at least Japanese 103 to be eligible for this program. Students at the advanced level may combine coursework in Japanese language with other subjects as well. For more information on this program, contact International Programs or Dr. Mari Nagase, the faculty advisor for this program.
Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University
Spring Semester (January-June) or Full Year Program available.
Augustana College opens a new exchange program with a long-time friend in Uppsala University, Sweden's most prestigious institution of higher learning. This program is open to any major, and highly recommended for students in Scandinavian Studies. Coursework is available in both English and Swedish. Augustana students may opt for a semester (Fall + December or January + Spring) or a full year at Uppsala. For more information, contact the Office of International & Off-Campus Programs.
For more information on any exchange programs, contact Dr. Allen Bertsche, International & Off Campus Programs.