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Why Study Abroad?
Studying abroad is often described by students as the most enriching, formative, and exciting experience of their college careers. You’ll have the opportunity to:
  • Travel and explore other countries
  • Learn about another culture first-hand to expand your world view
  • Experience personal growth in response to living, adapting, and functioning in another culture
  • Be challenged in your faith as you learn what it means to live it out in an unfamiliar setting
  • Make friends from around the world
  • Gain an international perspective and develop skills
  • Become more conscious of yourself and cultural perspectives
  • Break out of your academic routine – take a chance by challenging yourself
  • Learn a language through immersion
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at Concordia
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Not have an outstanding balance or financial obligations to Concordia before going abroad
  • For semester programs, must be at least sophomore standing at the time of participation, and be enrolled at Concordia full time (at least 12 credits) for the preceding semester
*Many programs have additional eligibility requirements. See each program brochure for details.

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Need help finding the right program? Search the Map or start with our Featured Programs.                                                                                                                                 

Set an appointment by sending us a message and click to request an appointment, or fill out an advising application for a specific program.                           

After you've chosen the program you want to join, click the Apply button on the program page and follow the program instructions. Applications are processed on a rolling basis.