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Contact Us: 319-352-8427 | WBC 118
kathy.traetow@wartburg.edu
Joyce Boss, Director

Health While Abroad

The CDC website is an excellent source of accurate and current information to stay well while abroad. We encourage our students and family to become familiar with their country prior to departure to facilitate a healthy experience while they are abroad.

Wartburg Study Abroad staff are trained to anticipate and respond responsibly to student health, safety, or security issues.  Students are trained to responsibly manage their own health, safety, and security while abroad.

Wartburg Study Abroad program does not have oversight over non-academic travel.


Study Abroad


Important Deadlines:

 
Application Process:

1. Submit the following to the Study Abroad Office:
A completed application form

- A one to two page essay, indicating why you are interested in Study Abroad

A Faculty Reference

2. You will then be contacted for an interview with the Study Abroad Office.


3.
 If accepted, you will be required to participate in three or four pre-departure orientation sessions held in February, March and April on Sunday nights from 5-7 p.m.

4.
 Some locations may require an additional application which you would submit directly to the program provider upon acceptance to Study Abroad by Wartburg.

Regarding the most recent terrorist attacks

The safety of our students is our highest priority. For this reason and because of the current climate of increased terrorist attacks at home and abroad we monitor global news each day, remain in contact with the U.S. State Department, and have communication with our on-site hosts in countries where are students are or will be studying.

While abroad, students need to be aware that it is their responsibility to make wise personal choices, follow pre departure instructions as well as on site orientation instructions, and stay in contact with their on-site supervisor. 

Our program follows the
FORUM's Best Practice Guidelines to keep our students safe.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to all who have been affected by recent tragic events.