Study Abroad

Important Deadlines:

Application Process: Due Feb. 1

1. Complete the application form (includes 250-500 word essay)

2. Have a faculty member complete the Faculty Reference Form.

3. You will then be contacted for an interview.

If accepted for study abroad, 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. Note: Some locations may require an additional application which you would submit directly to the program provider upon acceptance to Wartburg's study abroad program.

Study Abroad Alumni

Study Abroad Alumni is an organization for students who have returned from studying abroad. Study Abroad students have stories to tell about our time abroad.

Returned students may have frustrations, reverse culture shock, and "home" sickness that people who haven't traveled can't understand. This is a group where students can gather to find resolution to issues and have some fun as well! Activities vary, depending on what the members decide they want to do.

In the past the group has had Friday Afternoon Cafe's, Sunday night suppers with Study Abroad picking up the tab, a Christmas party, and other activities. In addition, they help with information sessions and orientation for students who are interested in a study abroad experience. If you are interested in studying abroad and would like to connect with a Study Abroad Alum, email studyabroad@wartburg.edu.

From Our Alumni

"I truly have come to believe that studying abroad is one of the best experiences you could have in college. The Service Learning of the Diers Program is  impactful both personally and professionally. Through the program I'm able to take all of the skills and components we learn about in class and apply them directly to people I work with. It's like taking all you've learned in education thus far and then getting out in the world and doing it! I work with families,  children, and adults of all different cultures and backgrounds  and help provide services that they  are very much  in need of.  I interact with people from all over the world (immigrants, refugees) on almost a daily  basis and am able to help make the little differences in their lives that really matter."

Adelaide, Australia
Kayla Lonneman '17 Social Work