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Before You Go

Steps to SASA USA

1. Attend an Information Session
  • Stop by the office in the lower level of Christensen Center for a 20 minute information session that will answer many of your questions about study abroad/away. Visit our website to view the current schedule of in-person sessions.
  • Online information sessions - COMING SOON!

2. Research and Select Your Program
3. Begin your application online
1. Attend an Information Session
Attend a 20 minute session to learn the basics about finances, scholarships, academics, and how to find the right program for you.
No need to sign up in advance! Sessions take place in Oyate Commons, in the lower level of Christensen Center, Suite 2.

Spring 2017 Info session schedule: 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:40 am   10:40 am   10:40 am
1:00 pm 2:15 pm   2:15 pm  

Walk-in Hours:

Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 - 3:00
Friday: 9:00 - 2:30

If you can’t make an Info Session or Walk-in Hours, contact to schedule a meeting
Offices are closed on college holidays and schedule is subject to change.

Online Information Sessions coming soon!
2. Research and Select Your Program
Auggies can choose from over 300 program options in 90+ countries.  
Click the icons below to search for programs based on program type.
Campuses Abroad Exchange Programs Short term icon
Augsburg's Global Sites in Central America, Mexico, and Southern Africa offer Augsburg signature courses, such as keystones and general education requirements, in a hands-on style with one-on-one attention. We have exchange relationships with universities in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East that offer courses in many fields of study. Take your courses in English and experience college in another country! Take a course with an Augsburg professor that includes a 2-3 week travel component! Programs change from year to year, are offered in various locations around the world, and often satisfy general education requirements and major/minor requirements.
Affiliate USA icon HECUA icon
Global Affiliate programs offer transfer credit for 300 options in 90+ countries, providing locations, program types, course options, and majors that our own campuses and exchanges don't offer. Domestic programs provide students with dynamic and global learning opportunities where the city is your classroom all without leaving the U.S. This consortium of colleges offers programs dedicated to education for social justice. Programs provide integrated internships for students engage in the local community while addressing the most pressing issues.

Use our program search tool: 
  • Search all programs, with options to filter by location, subject, term, etc.
  • Graduate students can search this list.

When selecting a program, consider the following:
  • Review your graduation audit progress and major/minor progress(es) to see what courses you have left to take.
  • Meet with your faculty/academic advisor to discuss how study abroad can fit into your 4 year plan and degree requirement.
Attend a Program Selection Workshop 
These 45 minute working sessions help you pinpoint your academic, career, financial, and personal goals, and learn how to match those with the best program for you. Workshops take place a few times every semester -- email us to add your name to our list! 

Make an Appointment with a Staff Member:

For all Global Affiliate semester/academic year programs, summer programs, or if you are not sure which program to choose, meet with Andrea.

For all Exchange Programs and Augsburg's own Global Site programs, meet with Margaret.

For all short-term programs, Augsburg's own Global Site programs, or if you are not sure which program to choose, meet with Maren.  

3. Begin Your Application Online
Opening an application for a program does NOT mean you are committed. Students are encouraged to start an application to the program(s) that they are considering. A part of that process is planning academically, financially, and experientially. It is important to take the time and make sure that the program’s cost, courses and overall experience are right for you. However, you will need to commit by the application deadline.

Applying online is easy—just click “Apply Now” on the programs’ online brochure.

Navigate through your pre-departure requirements

Depending on the type of program you choose, there will be a number of forms and questionnaires to fill out. Please make sure you understand the requirements listed in your application. If you have any questions at all, we are happy to help at!

Keep Track of Application Deadlines

Complete the Program Application by the deadlines listed below. 
  • October 1, 2016 for: spring semester 2017 programs
  • November 1, 2016 for: short-term spring break 2017 programs
  • January 31, 2017 for: short-term summer 2017 programs (including courses at CGEE Mexico)
  • March 1, 2017 for: fall semester 2017, summer 2017, and academic year 2017-2018 
Got Questions?
Contact our advisors at, or stop by our office in the lower level of the Christensen Center.