For Accepted Students

Welcome to the Center for Global Education Academic Programs Abroad!  We are pleased you have chosen our program and are confident it will be a rewarding (and challenging!) semester for you.

Checklist

A number of forms will be required of you. These need to be completed in a timely fashion to arrange billing and payment, register you for classes, and enroll you in our insurance program. Most forms are writeable pdfs so all you need to do is fill them out and return as attachments via email to Margaret Anderson at anderso4@augsburg.edu. The exception is the Physician’s Evaluation which must be printed and given to your doctor to complete.

Travel Information

Here you will find program dates and recommended travel. Some programs include a group flight you will need to arrange with our travel agents, so please review this information and abide by any stated deadlines.

Course Registration Information

You will need this information to complete your course registration form. Please include: department, course number, section letter, and title.  If a course is cross-listed in one or more departments you can only choose one department. Do not fill in multiple departments.

Health & Medical Information

Please review this information as you prepare for your semester abroad. There are a number of recommendations regarding inoculations and other health care issues you will want to consider and/or discuss with your doctor.

Program Manuals

Spring Semester

Fall Semester

Passport

If you do not have a passport that is valid six months past the end date of your program, run, don’t walk, to the nearest government office that issues passports. This may be a Federal, state and probate court, post office, public library, or county and municipal offices. If you are not sure where your closest agency is, you can do a search at http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/get_4855.html. You need to go in person with two photographs of yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver’s license, or your expired passport. Passports can take 6-8 weeks to process once the paperwork is completed, so you should start this process right away.

CGE’s Commitment to Supporting a Diverse Community of Co-learners

The Center for Global Education strives to create for its participants an intentionally diverse community of co-learners where a variety of cultures and backgrounds is represented. Students, faculty, and staff help each other respond to issues of oppression such as racism, sexism, homophobia, economic inequality, xenophobia, and classism, in an environment where diversity expands participants’ thinking and worldview.

While the Center for Global Education at Augsburg College is situated within a predominantly white institution, it is important to the mission of Augsburg College and the Center to embrace and value diversity. The Center for Global Education operates in more than five different countries and includes a diverse team of staff and professors; thus, we bring rich and varied perspectives in addressing diversity and cultural issues. For that reason, you will find different language used throughout this site to discuss race, ethnicity, and cultural discrimination that reflects our regional perspectives.  Below is some information related to diversity abroad generally, in addition to diversity in countries where we have permanent sites.  Each PDF contains information related to racial and ethnic diversity, religious diversity, differences in ability and other related topics.

Embracing Diversity and Multiculturalism

Diversity in Mexico

Diversity in Central America

Diversity in Southern Africa


If you or your parents have any questions, feel free to contact our Minneapolis Office:

Margaret Anderson, Coordinator for Academic Programs Abroad:  612-330-1685;  anderso4@augsburg.edu