Augsburg Experience

A distinctive feature of an Augsburg education is our focus on linking classroom learning with off-campus experiences. Augsburg College was an early leader among United States institutions of higher education in providing an experiential element in our general education program for all students.

We call it the “Augsburg Experience.”

Specifically, the Augsburg Experience provides students with opportunities for:

  • Direct involvement with people and organizations external to the college
  • First-hand discovery, integration and application of knowledge
  • Self-awareness through reflective and critical thinking
  • Exploration of vocation, of what one is called to do in the world
  • High-impact learning that helps students make the transition from college to career

Contact your Academic Advisor, the Strommen Career and Internship Services or the Augsburg Abroad staff to discuss your interests.

A Range of Opportunities

Every student completes at least one high-impact external learning experience.  Many students find these opportunities so beneficial that they complete more than one.  The typical routes to completing Augsburg Experience include:

  • Internships
  • Study Abroad (both short term or semester-long experiences qualify)
  • Student Teaching, Practica, Field Work, and Clinicals
  • Service-Learning and Civic Engagement experiences embedded in courses
  • Faculty-Student Research
  • Special and Individualized Off-Campus Immersion Experiences
  • Work Connections (typically for AU students)