International Studies

About the Program

The interdisciplinary international studies major is designed to complement other studies at Augustana and can only be earned as a second major in conjunction with another course of study. International studies draws faculty from many different departments at Augustana, among them modern foreign languages, government and international affairs, English, history, theatre, anthropology and religion.

Augustana University regards the whole world as its classroom because interpersonal and intercultural relations are a vital aspect of a student’s education. Students may select year-long, semester, January Interim and short-term programs. Credit earned in an approved study-abroad program is accepted just like credit earned on campus.

We seek to strengthen your understanding of regions and cultures outside of the United States and to increase your awareness of the effects of globalization so that you can assume a leadership role in the global community. If you know you want to study abroad for at least a semester, then this second major may be right for you.

Course Descriptions and Requirements

Course descriptions and requirements for the International Studies major are available in the Undergraduate Catalog. The international studies major is designed to be complementary to other majors, and can be earned only as a second major; it may not be the student’s sole major.

A core foundation in world history, cultures, religions, and foreign language proficiency is stressed, as well as a broader set of elective coursework. Students are also asked to spend at least one semester studying overseas. View a detailed list of course requirements, including Tracks A and B.

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Augustana International Programs Office Welcome Week 2021

International Programs Office Welcome Week 2021

This year, the Augustana International Programs Office (IPO) welcomed a record 42 first-year international students to campus! The IPO hosted a Welcome Week for international students, complete with a visit to Falls Park, a trip to the Black Hills and getting to know AU.