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 2019 (due Feb. 15) and Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 (due March 9).
  • Internships (2 cc)/blended coursework (arranged study with faculty member) are available in most majors.
  • Internships are arranged by the internship coordinator, in conjunction with Des Moines alumni and the Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • The student-teaching option is now available!

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 2019, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020.

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

Inside of apartment building at Internship Village in Des Moines
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Des Moines Urban Studies apartment bathroom at Internship Village

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.