Studying Off Campus

Government and International Affairs students are encouraged to explore Augustana’s study abroad opportunities and other off-campus study programs, such as the Washington Semester Program in the nation’s capital.

Credit earned in an approved off-campus program is accepted just like credit earned on campus. The length of a study abroad experience or other off-campus study can range from a month to a semester to an academic year.

Hjerpe, Schulte Named 2013 Peace Prize Forum Scholars

Alexandra (Allie) Hjerpe '14 and Mallory Schulte '14 were named the 2013 Peace Prize Forum Scholars. The two spent seven weeks in the summer of 2013 at the University of Oslo’s International Summer School deepening their understanding of issues related to peace, justice, democracy and human rights.

Examples of international experiences include:

  • Peace Prize Forum Scholars summer travel seminar. Each year, two students from each of the United States’ five Norwegian Lutheran colleges are selected as Peace Prize Forum Scholars to take part in a summer travel seminar, which allows them to analyze how forging democracy, developing economic and trade practices in the global economy, and environmental issues are all intertwined. The seminar is designed to deepen understanding of issues related to peace, justice, democracy and human rights.
  • A semester in Spain. A graduate majoring in both Government & International Affairs and Spanish spent a semester in Spain studying Arabic Influence in Southern Spain, Political Systems of Spain and the European Union, English to Spanish Translation, and Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition

Learn more about study abroad and off-campus programs.

Photo: Mallory Schulte '14, Alexandra Hjerpe '14 and the 2013 Peace Prize Forum Scholars at the University of Olso 2013 International Summer School.