About Study Abroad

Students can study abroad for a semester (in some cases an academic year) with an approved program. Opportunities are available in many countries where students can be immersed in a language or study in English. Internships are available in many locations around the world. Through Wartburg’s unique Diers Programs, students have the opportunity to work in community based grassroots programs in Senegal, Australia, or Tanzania.

Modern Languages majors are required to study abroad for a May Term and  then for one semester prior to graduation.

Application for Study Abroad is competitive. Deadline for application for the following academic year is Feb. 1.

Wartburg College does not allow students to go to countries that are under a travel warning.Determine what countries are under a travel warning by visiting the U.S. Department of State Web site.

Semester Study Abroad Programs

Wartburg Diers Programs Diers programs have been developed by Wartburg College and are community based semester programs.

Affiliates for Study Abroad

Augsburg College Global Education Explore the life and culture of the peoples of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.  Improve your cross-cultural communication skills while living with native families. ​ 

School for International Training (SIT) Students can participate in undergraduate field studies through independent study projects. Master cross-cultural and language skills at a variety of locations. 

The School for Field Studies (SFS) SFS academic programs represent a cross section of the global student body focusing on solutions to the world’s environmental problems.

Language Programs

German: contact Prof. Losch, #8218    
Spanish: contact Dr. Boerigter, #8219; Dr. Montgomery, #8435
  • USAC- University Studies Abroad Consortium:  Heredia, San Ramon, Costa Rica, Medical Spanish with internship
  • Spanish Studies- The Center for Cross-Cultural Study: Seville, Spain and Cordoba, Argentina
  • CIEE- Council on International Educational Exchange:  Seville, Spain; or Buenos Aires, Argentina

Study Abroad Campus Program Curriculum and Internships

Arcadia College Prepares students for life in a rapidly changing global society by offering courses in more than seventy programs in ten different countries. Internships are available.

American Institute for Foreign Study Thirty unique programs in Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.

Council on International Educational Exchange Supporting students as they gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.

Universität Berlin, Germany (FU-Best) The Universität offers a program for students with little or no knowledge of German language.  The curriculum is strong in the Humanities/ Fine Arts and Social Sciences

Institute for the International Education of Students Provides students  high-quality academic study abroad  opportunities that foster intercultural development in sites around the globe.

Valparaiso University Programs Fall semester program at Zhejiang University, in Hangzhou, China.  Students receive credits in Chinese culture, civilization, and language.

Budapest Semester in Mathematics One of the most prestigious and essential study-abroad programs for undergraduate students of Mathematics.