Amanda Schar '19, Scandinavian studies and psychology; outreach aide for Project HOME, Philadelphia
I used my Augie Choice to study abroad in Uppsala, Sweden, for a semester. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life! I got the chance to travel, make wonderful friends... and experience living in a small European city. It definitely brought my Scandinavian studies major to life and showed me I was more independent than I thought.
Bex Fernandez '19, Scandinavian studies and psychology; working towards a license in American sign language interpretation
My older sister attended Augustana, and I loved visiting her. She took me to campus events, and I would hang out in the Brew while she was in class. I already felt like a part of Augustana... In the end, the meetings with faculty made my decision. The professors I spoke to here were so friendly and helpful, and I decided on Augustana!
Katie Laschanzky '18, biology major, biochemistry minor, and supporting coursework in Scandinavian studies; pursuing a master's in molecular biology at Lund University, Sweden
Being a first-generation college student, I had no idea what to look for when choosing a school. But after visiting Augustana and seeing how personally invested all of the faculty and staff were in helping their students become the best that they can be, I knew I didn't want to be anywhere else... All of the Scandinavian studies faculty helped me find a way to take my passions abroad and find a second home in Sweden.
Erek Bell '14, Scandinavian studies and geography; completed master's in physical geography at Lund University; manager at Matsmedjan I Skåne AB, Lund, Sweden
The Swedish program taught the language in such an easy, understandable way — but also challenging, through the immersion system. Eventually I started to dream in Swedish. For six months I studied at Uppsala University north of Stockholm, and it was a really great way to practice the language, travel and immerse myself in another culture.
Lisa Huntsha ’10, Scandinavian studies and sociology; currently archivist and librarian at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana
Augustana gave me the opportunity to pursue my many interests fully, which has shaped my passions and pursuits for the future. My experience here had also given me opportunities to hold leadership positions and grow personally, not just academically. Studying abroad in Grebbestad, Sweden, in the summer of 2008 was an irreplaceable opportunity. It was a fun and educational trip that gave me a chance to put my Swedish language skills to use, and to experience another culture.