DES MOINES URBAN STUDIES PROGRAM

Wartburg in Des Moines 
Launched in 2016, The Des Moines Urban Studies Program is designed to give Wartburg students more experiential learning in an urban setting, where they clarify their vocational goals and values and develop personal and professional skills. Come experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

  • We are currently taking applications for Summer 2021 (due Dec. 7) and Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 (due Feb. 1).
  • Internships (2 cc) during Fall/Winter Terms are blended coursework (arranged study with faculty member) and available in most majors.
  • Summer Term is an internship only.
  • Internships are arranged by the internship coordinator.
  • The student teaching option is now available, and placements are made by the internship coordinator.

Want to learn more?

Visit Jo Dorrance, on-campus liaison for the Des Moines Urban Studies Program, in the Center for Community Engagement.

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Now accepting applications for Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Winter 2022. Applications are accepted on a rolling admission with the following deadline by term.

Summer 2021 Deadline: Dec. 7, 2020
Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Deadline: Feb. 1, 2021

Program Information

Student activities include an orientation, welcome dinner, and a retreat at a lake home.

Costs: Students pay the same tuition as an on-campus student. Housing cost is similar to Löhe Hall. There is no meal plan so you can use the money you saved from the Wartburg board plan to buy food. Students are responsible for transportation to and from Des Moines and possible transportation costs while living in the city. There is a $150 student fee associated with this program.

INTERNSHIP SITES

The Des Moines Urban Studies Program will help you find an internship for most majors. Here are some samples: 

Urban Studies Housing

Apartment Exterior
Apartment Exterior
Apartment Living Room
Apartment Living Room
Urban Studies Kitchen
Kitchen

LIVE AND LEARN IN DES MOINES

The Des Moines Urban Studies Program allows you to take classes, gain internship experiences, and enjoy all the metro area has to offer.

TAKING A JOURNEY OF DISOVERY. WORTH IT.