STUDY ABROAD

Why Study Abroad?

After studying abroad, most students never view their education in the same way again. Most return home with a greater vigor for academic pursuits and a renewed interest in lifelong learning, one of the most important aspects of a liberal arts education.

Launch your career through internships abroad. They are a great way to experience local culture in the workplace and improve language skills.

Studying abroad helps participants understand their own culture and biases better.

Students who study abroad make life-long friends, both international and form the U.S. These same individuals are more likely to seek out a greater diversity of friends long after their study abroad experiences are over.

Students who study abroad have a greater confidence in themselves, both professionally and personally.

TAKE IT FROM US

Learn more about our students and their experiences studying abroad

SEMESTER STUDY ABROAD

Semester study abroad is available to students in all majors. Here are examples of where you could choose to study.

Students can study abroad for a semester with an approved program. Opportunities are available where students can be immersed in a language or study in English. Internships are available in many locations around the world. Modern Languages majors are required to study abroad for a May Term and then for one semester prior to graduation. Application for Study Abroad is competitive. Deadline for application for the following academic year is Feb. 1. Wartburg College does not allow students to go to countries that are under a travel warning. Determine what countries are under a travel warning by visiting the U.S. Department of State.

Wartburg Diers Program

Diers programs have been developed by Wartburg College and are community-based semester programs.

Language Programs

German: contact Prof. Losch, #8218    

Spanish: contact Dr. Boerigter, #8219; Dr. Montgomery, #8435

  • USAC– University Studies Abroad Consortium:  Heredia, San Ramon, Costa Rica, Medical Spanish with internship
  • Spanish Studies– The Center for Cross-Cultural Study: Seville, Spain and Cordoba, Argentina
  • CIEE– Council on International Educational Exchange:  Seville, Spain; or Buenos Aires, Argentina

Study Abroad Campus Program Curriculum and Internships

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)  Experience a life-changing opportunity to live and learn in global communities in 27 countries around the world. Explore the many unique experiences USAC has to offer!

Budapest Semester in Mathematics One of the most prestigious and essential study-abroad programs for undergraduate students of Mathematics.

Have questions? Contact call or make an appointment to visit with our program staff today at 319-352-8427 or email studyabroad.wartburg.edu.

International Semester Internships

Combine academics with work experience while abroad.  Wartburg College has academic semester internship programs abroad which will enable you to apply what you have learned on campus to a workplace abroad. Up to two internship credits may be earned.

Health Information

The CDC website is an excellent source of accurate and current information to stay well while abroad. We encourage our students and family to become familiar with their country prior to departure to facilitate a healthy experience while they are abroad.

Wartburg Study Abroad staff are trained to anticipate and respond responsibly to student health, safety, or security issues. Students are trained to responsibly manage their own health, safety, and security while abroad. Wartburg Study Abroad program does not have oversight over non-academic travel.

Safety While Abroad

The safety of our students is our highest priority. For this reason and because of the current climate of increased terrorist attacks at home and abroad we monitor global news each day, remain in contact with the U.S. State Department, and have communication with our on-site hosts in countries where are students are or will be studying. While abroad, students need to be aware that it is their responsibility to make wise personal choices, follow pre departure instructions as well as on site orientation instructions, and stay in contact with their on-site supervisor. 

Our program follows the FORUM’s Best Practice Guidelines to keep our students safe. Our thoughts and condolences go out to all who have been affected by recent tragic events.

MAY TERM

During May Term, about 25 percent of Wartburg students will travel abroad for their coursework with a Wartburg faculty member.

STUDYING ABROAD AND STILL GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARS. WORTH IT.

MAY TERM OPPORTUNITIES

Learn more about yourself and others 
Cultural and intercultural competency is an important part of the Wartburg educational experience. Wartburg offers many ways to immerse yourself in other cultures. The Study Abroad Office helps students discover these opportunities. 

What our alumni say

Skills helped me to continue to learn in life since college - 92.4%
Made connections between different fields of study - 82.5%
Wartburg changed the way I saw myself and the world - 81.4%
Able to work effectively with people from cultures different than my own - 78.3%

* Based on a 2013 alumni survey.

STUDY ABROAD

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