Current International Students

Current International Students at AU

International students bring a wealth of diversity and perspective to the Augustana University community and contribute in many ways as they earn their AU degrees.  

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of AU’s Student Body in 2022-23 Made Up of International Students
Countries Represented in AU’s Student Body in 2022-23
Top 10
Countries Sending Students to AU: Ethiopia, Nepal, Norway, China, India, Brazil, Nigeria, Ghana, Vietnam and South Korea


IPO Welcome Week

Twice a year, the IPO and student volunteers in its ACE Ambassador Program welcome new international students to campus for international student orientation. Students settle into their on-campus accommodations, meet new friends, learn how to be a successful international student and get ready for classes to start. In the fall, we take a trip to see Mt. Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and hike Black Elk Peak.

Welcome Week 2021

Welcome Week at AU

IPO Excursions

The IPO takes students on trips outside of Sioux Falls each year — to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and the Old Market, and later to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to visit the Mall of America.

IPO Omaha Zoo

World’s Got Talent

Typically, this is the culminating event for International Education Week held in November — the World’s Got Talent Show at Augustana highlights international and American student performers with unique talents.

Word's Got Talent Show at AU

World's Got Talent Show at AU

Holi Festival

In South Asia, the Holi Festival of Colors in March celebrates the victory of good over evil. This colorful event is a spring favorite among students at Augustana.

Holi Festival 2022

Holi Festival at AU

Friday Rendezvous

Hosted by the Augustana International Club (AIC) and supported by the IPO, the Friday Rendezvous Program occurs most Fridays at 4 p.m., in the Back Alley of the Morrison Commons, from September through May. International student(s) present about home with a new country featured each week. Returned study away students occasionally present as well.

Friday Rendezvous

Friendship Family Program

The Augustana Friendship Family Program is designed to give international students a welcoming family connection in the Sioux Falls community and off-campus exposure to American culture and family traditions.

Friendship Families


IPO Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.