Studying abroad, whether for a year, a semester, or short-term, is a rewarding educational experience students remember all of their lives. There are numerous options to study abroad at Concordia. The Department of International Studies (IST) in the College of Arts & Sciences provides information and assistance for all Concordia University students who want to make the world their classroom. If interested in studying abroad, students should talk to their advisors early in their time at Concordia to consider which semester will best fit with their program requirements.
In addition to the programs listed, the Department of International Studies receives information from many other study abroad programs and can provide information about other options such as the Semester at Sea program. The International Studies office will work with students to facilitate application and assist with questions about transfer credits. Financial aid applies to most study abroad programs. Concordia students pay a program fee which generally includes tuition and housing. Students do not pay Concordia tuition in addition to the program fee for study abroad.
Summer, Semester, or Year-long Programs
Students can study at any of the following GEO sites for a year, a semester, or a summer and receive credit at Concordia.
Get more information: geo.uoregon.edu
GEO sites include:
- Rosario, Argentina
- London, England
- Angers, France
- Berlin, Germany
- Accra, Ghana
- Athens, Greece
- Siena, Italy
- Fes, Morocco
- Oviedo and Segovia, Spain
Concordia has an affiliation agreement with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), a national study abroad organization. Students can study for a year, semester, or a summer. To learn more about AIFS, visit their web site: www.aifsabroad.com
The AIFS sites include:
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- South Africa
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
ISA offers the most varied and numerous sites for students who wish to study in a Spanish speaking country. There are programs in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Peru, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, and nine cities in Spain. www.studiesabroad.com
IE3 Global Internships
IE3 Global Internships (The Oregon International Internship Program) was created by the Oregon University System to provide university students in the Pacific Northwest with an improved understanding of global issues and equip them with professional experience and international competence. Concordia students can earn academic credit on their home campuses while abroad on their internship. IE3 Global Internships arranges placement and provides pre-departure orientation, international health insurance, learning tools, monitoring and support. A program fee is charged in lieu of tuition. The program fee includes academic credit (up to 12 semester credits). Most forms of financial aid can be applied toward the costs of an internship. Internships are available in a variety of private-sector companies, nonprofit organizations and educational institutions around the world. Go to the IE3 Web site to see a current list of internship openings with links to detailed position descriptions. Each position description includes information about the host organization, intern responsibilities, and estimated costs. For more information, visit the Department of International Studies. Source: ie3global.org
Concordia has cooperative agreements directly with universities in Mexico, Japan and Wales. Concordia students work with the Department of International Studies to enroll directly at these universities.
UDLA, the Universidad de las Americas in Pueblo, Mexico, is an excellent option for students who want to study Spanish in an intensive program with opportunities for cultural visits and Latino history and culture. www.udlap.mx
Budo International University, Katsuura, Japan www.budo-u.ac.jp/english
Bunkyo University, Tokyo, Japan www.bunkyo.ac.jp/stf/kkokusai/English
Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales www.cardiff.ac.uk