Support the Augustana University International Program Office (IPO) mission to provide international and intercultural experiences for Augustana students. The IPO aspires to become AU’s Center for Global Education and seeks support for student transportation, study abroad and international student scholarships, emergency funding and more.
Support the IPO at AU
Become a Friendship Family
The Augustana Friendship Family Program is designed to give international students a welcoming family contact in the Sioux Falls area. A family is encouraged to make plans with the student to enjoy an occasional meal out, a family event or campus activity together. The Friendship Family Program is a chance for both the family and student to learn and experience a new culture.
Donate Winter Clothing
Many international students come from warmer climates — making purchasing or packing heavy winter clothing difficult. The IPO maintains a winter closet full of donated winter jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, boots and other warm clothing. Drop off gently-used items at the IPO Office on Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Provide Financial Support
Augustana can attract more international students to AU, send more AU students abroad and internationalize the AU experience for all students through financial support. Contribute to the IPO Annual Study Away Scholarship, IPO International Student Scholarship or other priorities by selecting “International Programs Office” from the list of areas on AU’s Giving page.
Attend a 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 their home with a new country featured each week. Returned study abroad students occasionally present as well.