One of Wartburg’s strengths is providing opportunities for students to “live their learning.” Some of the most popular ways students can experience this is through one of the study away programs. Click on the links below to learn more about these amazing opportunities.

Students can study abroad for a term with an approved program. Opportunities are available in many countries where students can be immersed in a language or study in English. Internships are available in many locations around the world. Wartburg’s four-week May Term is an ideal time for off-campus study, both domestically and/or internationally.

Wartburg West is an urban-studies program in Denver, Colorado. The one-term program includes an internship, a student teaching placement or a social work practicum, combined with academic course work that includes service-learning. The Des Moines Urban Studies program is a one-term experience in Des Moines, Iowa, that includes an internship, student teaching, or a social work practicum combined with academic coursework.

Wartburg service trips provide opportunities to actively engage participants with communities through service, reflection and learning. The trips occur during break periods all around the U.S.


  1. You must have participated in Study Abroad, service trips, Wartburg West, or the Des Moines Urban Studies program from Fall 2018-Summer 2019.
  2. You must be a current student.
  3. You must submit a photo you took yourself and a brief essay connecting some aspect of your experience to the photo.

Submission Deadline: Oct. 1

Process & Prizes

  • A panel of judges will select the top three winning entries.
  • Photos and essays will be displayed on campus and on college social media.
  • A popular favorite vote will be collected on campus and on social media.
  • Winners will be announced in The Trumpet, The Juice, and on college social media.

– First Place – $100
– Second Place – $75
– Third Place – $50
– Overall Favorite – $50

Study Away Contact

Kathleen Sihler

Study Away Coordinator