Study abroad for the experience of a lifetime

See the world and experience new lands and cultures with Concordia’s Study Abroad program. The new experiences will help you expand your horizons and perspectives, and can also benefit you professionally as well. We offer more than 500 programs in 48 different countries, from one week to year-long academic programs (featuring semester, summer, year-long programs), internships and service learning opportunities. We’ll work with you to find the location that is right for you, from small towns to big cities. We can also help you find scholarships and grants to make your experience very affordable. With so many options, there's something for everyone! Where will you go?

Top five study abroad myths - busted

Myth 1: I can't afford to study abroad

Fact: Yes, you can! For most semester programs, tuition is the same as at Concordia. You’re also still eligible for federal, state and institutional financial aid while you study abroad. And there are additional scholarships available just for study abroad programs that most students qualify for.

Myth 2: Studying abroad will delay my graduation

Fact: We can help you find a program that keeps you on track to graduate on-time! With over 500 different program options for students to choose from, there is something for everyone to allow you to find the courses you need to stay on-track

Myth 3: I don't speak a foreign language, so I can't study abroad

Fact: Most students who study abroad don't speak a foreign language! English is the most spoken language in the world. We offer dozens of programs in English-speaking destinations like the England, Scotland, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Even in non-English speaking destinations, the majority of courses are taught in English.

Myth 4: I can't leave for a whole semester because I'll miss out on being with my friends and family

Fact: Not studying abroad is a bigger regret than not being at home for 4 months. Graduating seniors were surveyed and not studying abroad was one of their biggest regret! You'll be with other American and international students during your program, and it's a great opportunity to make life-long friendships with people from all over.

Myth 5: Studying abroad isn't for me

Fact: Yes it is! Not only do we have programs that are catered to your academic needs, but we also have programs that fit you uniquely. From small towns to the big city, we can find the location that best fits your personality and needs.

Study Abroad

Personally Rewarding, Financially Accessible

Concordia offers a variety of affordable programs and  funding options, including scholarships and grants, for our study abroad students:

Don’t miss out on the experience of a lifetime. For more information about our programs, funding, and FAQs, explore Concordia’s Study Abroad programs today!

Meet the Staff

Margaret Leimkuehler

Margaret Leimkuehler
Study Abroad Program Coordinator

Maggie has studied abroad in Buskerud, Norway, Alcala de Henares, Spain, and Salzburg, Austria. She has also spent time in Nejapa, Nicaragua. Maggie speaks English, Spanish, German, and some Norwegian. She has a BA in Spanish and German from Bowling Green State University.