Studying Off Campus

Parque Guel in Barcelona

English/Journalism: Study Abroad

From Dublin to New Delhi to Drury Lane, the world opens up to you through the study of literature at Augustana.

Our English and journalism students have many study abroad opportunities because our professors are heavily involved in teaching overseas. In past years, our faculty members have taken students on the path that Leopold Bloom walked in Dublin in James Joyce’s classic modern novel Ulysses, to sites in London frequented by writers from Shakespeare to Salman Rushdie and to shrines in India central to the Indian epics Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita.

Sioux Falls

Closer to home, Sioux Falls is the cultural center of South Dakota, with many opportunities to participate in readings and other literary activities off campus. Students can take field trips to nearby sites that are prominent in national and regional literature, including South Dakota’s Native American reservations.

Off-campus internships are required for at least a semester for all journalism majors and are encouraged for English majors. The department works closely with each student to find the experience that will advance his or her professional goals.

Recent internship locations have included:

  • USA Today

  • Sioux Falls Argus Leader

  • South Dakota Public Broadcasting

  • Agri-Pulse (Washington, D.C.)

  • Aberdeen (S.D.) Magazine

  • 605 Magazine

  • Kiplinger Letter (Washington, D.C.)




  • Townsquare Media

  • Sanford Health

  • Avera McKennan Health

  • South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Outdoor Campus

  • Office of Senator John Thune (R-S.D.)

  • Office of Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming)

Journalism students also participate in internships organized by the Washington Semester program that have included work with USA Today, WRC-TV in Washington D.C., and the Cox News Service, as well as the nonprofit Coalition on Human Needs. Other interns from our department have worked in Norway, Chile, and the Czech Republic.

Find out what can you do with this experience when you graduate.