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International Programs Office

Gedion Alemayehu

Augustana IPO Feature: Gedion Alemayehu '22

Gedion Alemayehu '22, an international student from Ethiopia, reflects on his Augustana experiences and opportunities. To learn more, visit

The International Programs Office (IPO) staff is available to answer your questions about attending Augustana as an international student, adjusting to life in the U.S. and abroad, as well as finding the right study abroad program for you. We provide advising for student visas, financial aid, academic adjustment and community involvement, and selecting the right study away program.

Contact the following IPO staff members for assistance:

Prospective international students should contact Wade Gemar.

Current international students at Augustana should contact Heather Reed.

Students interested in studying abroad should contact Erin Kane

Partners interested in developing customized programs should contact Kelsey Thomas.

For general inquires, current and prospective international partners should contact Ben Iverson.

IPO Mission Statement

Believing that international and intercultural education are critical components of “an education of an enduring worth,” the IPO aims to provide access and opportunity to all Augustana students in order to prepare and empower them to serve their communities in a diverse and globalized society.

IPO Vision

The IPO will become the Augustana Center for Global Engagement by increasing international mobility, experiential learning opportunities, and intercultural competency for the entire Augustana community, while AU becomes a nationally-recognized leader in international education.