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

Am I eligible?

Most students are eligible for Study Abroad. Here are the qualifications:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at Concordia
  • Not have an outstanding balance or financial obligations to Concordia before going abroad
  • For semester or year-long programs, must be at least a 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 individual program brochures for details.

Next steps

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.

For help with any step of the process, contact study.abroad@cuw.edu.