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World Wednesdays Spring 2021

During spring 2021 semester, the study abroad/away office will host weekly “World Wednesdays” live on zoom to answer your questions about study abroad/away for the future. Each Wednesday, we will do a deep dive into a specific topic with guest speakers, experts, and various program representatives, along with time for Q & A from the audience. Recordings will be posted here after the live event concludes. 


SCHEDULE & ZOOM LINKS (check back regularly for updates):

January 20th: Short Term Programs (1 – 4 weeks long)

  • Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Interested in learning about shorter options for study abroad/away? This World Wednesday, join us in learning about how short term programs work, and all of the upcoming short term options available to Augsburg students including programs in Germany, Cuba, Mexico, and more.
  • Short-term program spotlight recording available

January 27th: STEM abroad

  • Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
  • This week we’ll be discussing study abroad/away options best fit for STEM majors. This will include a special guest presentation from our partner, School for Field Studies representative Devin Foxall and Biology and Environmental Studies faculty member, Emily Schilling (who studied abroad in Madagascar!).
  • Zoom link for live STEM abroad session

February 3rd: Affordable study abroad options

  • Time: 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
  • Don’t let cost get in your way to study abroad/away! Come to this World Wednesday session to learn about how financial aid works for study abroad, and which programs for Augsburg students can be the most affordable options. We’ll hear from Catherine Maun from the Financial Aid Office and Carden Olson, Auggie alum and Gilman Scholarship winner who studied abroad in Denmark.
  • Zoom link for live Affordable abroad session

February 10th: Psychology abroad

  • Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
  • This week we’ll be discussing options best fit for psychology majors! We’ll hear from Psychology faculty member Stacy Freiheit and American College of Greece Exchange partner representative Justin Schaefer.
  • Zoom link for live Psychology abroad session coming soon

February 17th: Communication and New Media in Mexico

  • Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
  • A spotlight on the Augsburg CGEE program in Mexico developed for students majoring in Communication Studies, Film, and New Media. On this program, students explore social change in Mexico, by examining migration and human rights, and how different groups communicate their stories to the world. We’ll hear from Communication Studies faculty member Kristen Chamberlain and CGEE Mexico representatives.
  • Zoom link for live Communication abroad in Mexico coming soon

February 24th: Business abroad

  • Time: TBA
  • This week we’ll be discussing options best fit for business majors! More details coming soon.

March 10th: Augsburg CGEE in Latin America

  • Time: TBA
  • Did you know Augsburg has had a presence in Latin America for over 35 years? Our CGEE programs in Mexico and Central America are a great fit for anyone interested in Latin America and/or Spanish language!

March 24th Augsburg CGEE in Southern Africa

  • Time: TBA
  • Did you know Augsburg has had a presence in Namibia and South Africa for over 25 years? Our CGEE program in Southern Africa is a great fit for anyone interested in studying from the African perspective.