For Auggies

The Center for Global Education at Augsburg College welcomes students from many institutions of higher education (300+).  If you are a non-Augsburg student, we can’t wait to hear from you – and please check out all of our other webpages.  This page is designed to assist students from our home campus.  

 Why CGE?

  • CGE is one of your most affordable study abroad options: Auggies receive a $1,000 automatic discount off of semester tuition, and the total cost is about $3,000 cheaper than studying and living in Minneapolis.  Auggies are also eligible to apply for one of CGE’s need-based grants.
  • Satisfy your core curriculum requirements: Review our core curriculum while abroad checklist for all the details.
  • Programs are community-based:  Classroom learning is complemented with real-world experiences.  Participants spend most of their time engaging with local citizens, activists, government officials, and leaders.  You will be meeting people and seeing things rather than just reading about them!
  • Mixture of experiences: CGE introduces you to both home life (via homestays) and group living abroad (students stay together in our study centers).  We also ensure you experience both the urban and rural lifestyles.  In some of our programs, you are able to visit more than one country.
  • Internships: According to the American Associate of Colleges and Universities, 90% of employers expect students to have completed an internship.  CGE offers academic credit for internships in 10+ disciplines.
  • Career Value: 80% of CGE alumni say their program abroad was valuable in securing employment.

CGE Program List

Central America

Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement (fall and spring)

***Your fellow Auggie talks about why he chose CGE-Central America

Southern Africa

Nation-Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind (fall and spring)

***Get a virtual tour of our study center in Namibia or experience the dunes of the Namib desert on our YouTube channel.


***Our YouTube channel videos will introduce you to Cuernavaca, the program’s home base, and our internships in Mexico.

 Steps to Study Abroad with CGE

You should follow Augsburg Abroad’s Steps to Study Abroad which apply to all Auggies, no matter which program you choose.  Note that you can make an appointment with a CGE staff member on the Minneapolis campus during the process.  Begin an application today!