Study Abroad

Many of your most memorable and rewarding experiences at Concordia will happen outside the classroom. In fact, they may even happen in another country. In keeping with our mission, Concordia offers a wide variety of study abroad opportunities to promote your intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth. The broader and richer your experiences, the more effective you’ll be as a servant-leader.

Earn cross-cultural and global life skills that no book or classroom can match!

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A Concordia student interacting with kids participating in the English Summer camp at Buena Vista Concordia International School in Shenzhen, China

Global Internships

Explore potential careers and obtain real-world experience in a professional environment. With the help of the Global Opportunities Center, you can secure an internship or practicum that matches your goals and interests, to help you gain knowledge in your field and expand your horizons in an international locale. If you’re an education major, you could apply to student-teach in places such as China, Vietnam, Australia, Hungary, Ecuador, or Panama.

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Study Tours

Gain a global perspective, see the world and meet people of other cultures through international study tours offered during breaks and between semesters. These short-term international trips allow you to experience another country and gain academic credit at the same time. Led by Concordia faculty members, study tours offer a diverse range of subjects and destinations, from biology credit in Belize to literature credit in England.

Students on a study abroad trip.

Study Abroad

Spend a semester or summer in another country, taking a full course of study and immersing yourself in an international culture. Concordia will help you find a program that enriches your academic experience, gets you class credit and plunges you into a different language and culture to expand your worldview.

A Concordia student on a mission trip in Guatemala, sitting on the ground with three local students.

Service-Learning and Mission Trips

Volunteer your time and talents through service work in such places as central and eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Past projects have included working with children, youth and adults in Bible school activities in Alaska, teaching English as a second language in China and medical mission trips to Guatemala.

Contact Information

Visit our Global Opportunities page for more details on upcoming study abroad opportunities, or contact Julie Johnston Hermann. 

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Julie Johnston Hermann

Director of Global Opportunities

Global Opportunities Center