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Off-Campus Opportunities

We encourage and support students who want to study off-campus.  Explore our domestic programs and study abroad opportunities.

River Semester

Augsburg offers a semester away on the Mississippi River.  Students can take four courses for ENV credit; courses  in other disciplines are available as well.

Augsburg Locations Abroad

Augsburg operates sites in Latin America and Southern Africa.  Our global education sites are staffed by Augsburg faculty and staff.  The following list includes programs that are an especially good fit for Environmental Studies majors and minors, along with related courses.  A full program and course listing can be found at the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE)’s website.

Crossing Borders (Fall-Mexico)

  • Environmental Biology (Biology 118)
  • Internship or Independent Study for credit in ENV
  • Spanish Language: Choose up to two courses, from beginning to advanced levels
  • Lifetime Fitness: Latin Dance (HPE 002)
  • Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Mexican Art (Art 231)
  • Several other courses that fulfill Augsburg requirements

Migration, Globalization, and the Environment (Spring-Mexico)

  • Environmental Biology (Biology 118)
  • Environmental Theology and Ethics (Religion/Women’s Studies 313)
  • Internship or Independent Study for credit in ENV
  • Lifetime Fitness: Latin Dance (HPE 002)
  • Pre-Columbian, Colonial, and Contemporary Mexican Art (Art 231)
  • Several other courses that fulfill Augsburg requirements

Nation-Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind (Fall and Spring-Namibia)

  • Environment and Sustainability in Southern Africa (Environmental Studies 100)
  • Internship or Independent Study for credit in ENV.  Placements available at organizations like the Namibian Horticulture Trust and the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
  • Lifetime Fitness: Yoga (HPE 002)
  • Several other courses that fulfill Augsburg requirements

HECUA

The Environmental Studies department at Augsburg also recommends off-campus study programs offered by the Higher Education Consortium on Urban Affairs (HECUA).

Environmental Sustainability: Science, Public Policy and Community Action  (USA)

New Zealand Culture and the Environment: A Shared Future  (New Zealand, Fall)

School for Field Studies

The School for Field Studies (SFS) is an approved global affiliate program for Augsburg students, with programs that have an emphasis on Environmental Studies.

From fieldstudies.org – “SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Our programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by our local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we live and work.”

There are many locations available, including: Australia, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, and Latin America. You can view more information about the SFS programs Augsburg approves in our Global Gateway search feature here.

Next Steps

The Center for Global Education and Experience works with every Augsburg student who plans to go abroad.  Please consult with them as early as possible in your college career.  If you plan to study off-campus in the USA or abroad, consult with CGEE and follow the Steps to Study Abroad.

You can also search for additional Environmental Studies programs by using CGEE’s program search tool.

CGEE is located in the lower level of Christensen and can be reached at abroad@augsburg.edu.