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CGEE For Families and Friends

Emergency Phone

If your student is having an emergency abroad at any CGEE location, please call: +1-612-817-2830. This phone is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year by our Minneapolis staff members who can assist you in an emergency. 

Pre-Departure Websites & FAQ's

Please check out our location-specific pre-departure website guides (which your student will receive upon acceptance) to answer many of your frequently asked questions about CGEE's semester programs abroad. If you have additional questions not addressed by our online guides, we encourage you to reach out to us at to be connected with a staff member for further discussion. 


For any non-Augsburg student on an Augsburg CGEE Semester or Summer Program in Central America, Mexico, Namibia/South Africa, and Northern Ireland. Semester programs abroad billed program fees include tuition, full room and board, course-related excursions and insurance. Additional expenses include travel to/from the program site, personal spending money, and housing/food on scheduled breaks.

You should check with your student’s home school regarding which portions of their financial aid is made available for study abroad. A cost estimate may be required to account for any additional expenses related to studying abroad, and may result in a revised financial aid award.

Also ask about billing procedures. They will probably follow one of these options:
  • The home school pays the entire program fee and bills the student account per usual
  • The home school will pay the tuition and bill the student for this, and the student is responsible for paying CGEE the room and board expenses
  • The home school will transfer eligible financial aid to CGEE and the student/family pays any balance above and beyond
Payment plans are available upon request. This arrangement splits the balance due into payments made over the duration of the program.

Additional Policy Information

  • Admission: complete application form, provide transcript and signed approval from study abroad office at home school. Rolling admissions, students are admitted as soon as all application materials are submitted.
  • Deposit:  $350 to secure space in program, not refundable unless program is canceled.
  • Payment of fees: all fees due by the date listed in the program materials, with the exception of anticipated financial aid which is disbursed at a later date.
  • Transcripts: credit is transferred via Augsburg University transcript.

Insurance Information