International Relations

Spend the Summer learning about the cultures and customs of the United States at a U.S. Christian University! You'll get immersed in U.S. culture through history, academics, Concordia instructors and student leaders, field trips, sports, meals together and English language training. The SGEI program cost is $2600 which includes housing, courses, activities and food for three weeks at Concordia University, Wisconsin, United States.
Learning objectives

Immerse yourself in Concordia's culture

  • Learn Concordia’s unique history and educational environment
  • Experience Concordia’s Lutheran beliefs and practices
  • Learn about our continuing education programs
  • Meet a variety of Concordia faculty and students
  • Develop leadership abilities
  • Develop intercultural communication skills
  • Learn the differences in education between your country and the United States
  • Develop better English speaking and writing
  • Discuss cultural differences and similarities in a safe, comfortable setting
  • Learn the history of the United States especially within the Great Lakes area
Summer, 2018

What to expect at SGEI this year

15 to 25 students from XUFE and Jiangxi and will be attending the camp from July 15, 2018 to August 4, 2018. Students will all come from the same university and will have a variety of majors. Tianhua University expects that students will improve their English abilities and learn about U.S. Culture and Customs. The courses will also cover materials in the students’ BSRS majors. The activities in these courses are hands-on, and you will interact in simulations and labs that engage you on multiple levels. The students are all college-level, and their ages range from 18 to 22. Their English levels range beginner-intermediate to advanced-intermediate.

Students will practice English through speaking and listening, reading and writing, TOEFL and IELTS preparation, and engaging directly with American students and instructors.

Global Leaders

Making friends and making a difference

Global Leaders are Concordia students who are interested in learning about new cultures and helping international students practice English. Global Leaders come from a variety of majors on campus and are happy to answer any questions SGEI participants have about life in the United States or at Concordia University.

If you are a current Concordia student and you're interested in our Global Leaders program, please contact for more information.


Contact the SGEI Program Director

Dan Wagner

Daniel Wagner

Or contact the International Center directly at