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 you 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!
Explore potential careers and obtain real-world experience in a professional environment. With the help of the career services office, 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 may choose to student-teach in places such as Hong Kong, Australia, Slovakia, Shanghai or Korea.
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 geography credit in Belize to literature credit in England.
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.
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.