J-Term Programs

Augustana students studying abroad during J-term

The Greek Connection (Students with the Parthenon in the background)Augustana offers a wide array of J-Term courses abroad!  This includes Augustana faculty-led courses that are open to enrollment by Augustana College students only and over 20 courses through UMAIE, the Upper Midwest Association for Intercultural Education.  UMAIE courses are open to Augustana students as well as students from the six other colleges that are members of the UMAIE consortium.  Augustana students can also participate in an approved third party provider program.  Each of these options offers unique advantages.  Make an appointment today with a study abroad advisor in the International Programs Office to discuss your options! 


2016 Courses will be listed by the end of February 2015!

Applications for these courses will be accepted beginning April 1.  The priority application deadline is April 15.  All applications received between April 1 and April 15 will receive equal consideration for admission to the course.  Applications for any remaining spots will be accepted on a rolling admission basis until October 2, 2015. 

How to Apply
Begin your online application, on or after April 1, 2015.  Search by program name on the Augustana StudioAbroad portal.  Click on Apply Now on the program description page to begin the application process.

PAST COURSES: J-Term 2015 Augustana Faculty-Led Courses
The following courses, led by Augustana College faculty, are open ONLY to Augustana College students.

  • Tropical Ecology of Guatemala, Belize and Spanish Immersion - Craig Spencer and David O'Hara - FULL
  • Biology 397A-Explorations in Aotearoa I: The Biogeography and Culture of the New Zealand North Island - Daniel Howard and Carrie Hall - FULL
  • Dharma:  Life, Religion and Music in Contemporary India - Sandra Looney and Janet Blank-Libra
  • Going Viking: International Strategic Communication in the Nordic Lands - Michael Nitz and Jason Harris
  • Art 397:  Stained Glass Art: History and Practice - Scott Parsons
  • Leadership in Professional Nursing in Ecuador(Nursing 451) - Patricia Waltman
  • Leadership in Professional Nursing in Norway(Nursing 451) - Pam Schroeder
  • China: Traditions and Transformations 2015 International Band Tour - John Pennington


Applications for J-Term 2016 UMAIE courses will be accepted beginning April 1, 2015.  The priority application deadline is April 15, 2015. The overall application deadline for any course spots remaining after the priority application deadline has passed is October 2, 2015.  Applications received after April 15, 2015 are processed on a rolling admission basis.

While all UMAIE courses count for general elective credits (4 credit hours) toward the 130 credit hours needed for graduation, many of the options will be pre-approved for general education credit and/or major elective credit at Augustana.  Pre-approvals for general education credit and/or major elective credit appear after each course listing. 

For more information, please contact the International Programs Office (IPO) at 605-274-5050 or ipo@augie.edu.

How to Apply

Begin your online application, on or after April 1, 2015.  Search by program name on the Augustana StudioAbroad portal.  Click on Apply Now on the program description page to begin the application process.

UMAIE Courses Taught by Augustana Faculty:

PAST COURSES: J-Term 2015 UMAIE Courses taught by Augustana Faculty

  • Cuba:  Race, Gender and Revolution  (Miami, FL and Havana, Varadero,  and Guanabacoa, Cuba) - taught by Pilar Cabrera and Danny Gerling (Fulfills: Area 3.6, MDFL Topics Course, SPAN 397, SOC Elective)  
  • Arab & Jewish influence in Spain and Morocco (Madrid, Valencia, Toledo, Córdoba, Granada, Sevilla, Casablanca, Marrakesh, Merouga, Erfoud, Tinghir, Fes) - taught by Sam Ogdie and Cathy Ogdie (Fulfills: Area 3.6, MDFL 284 counts towards inter/intra departmental requirement) - FULL
  • From Factories to Finance: Britain and the Rise of the Global Economy (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Blaenavon) - taught by Matthew Pehl and Ryan Sougstad

Other UMAIE Courses:

  • Archaeology and History in Rome (Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri) Fulfills: HIST Elective, CLASS Elective
  • Islam in Turkey (Cappadocia, Konya, Izmir, Bursa, Istanbul, Edirne, Sivas) Fulfills: Area 3.6, RELI Elective - FULL
  • Berlin Yesterday and Today: The Holocaust and Coming to Terms with the Past (Berlin)
  • Culture & Communication in Post- Apartheid South Africa (Johannesburg/Pretoria, Nelspruit, Hluhuluwe Game Park, Durban, Cape Town, Shakaland) Fulfills: Area 1.2 A, COMM Elective - FULL
  • Experience Korea: Two States Remembering One Nation (Seoul, Busan) Fulfills: Area 3.6, GOVT Elective
  • Genocide, Rebellion and God in Germany (Berlin, Nuremberg Munich, Prague, Salzburg) - FULL
  • Hindu and Buddhist Art, Architacture and Mythology in the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Patan, Bodhnath, Bhaktapur) Fulfills: Area 3.6
  • India: An Examination of Globalization (Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Agra, Bangalore, Mamallapuram) Fulfills: Area 3.6
  • Modern Israel: Its Religions, Histories and Politics (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nablus, Nazareth, Haifa) Fulfills: Area 4.2, RELI Elective
  • Modernist Moment: Literature Between the Wars (London, Paris, San Sebastian, Madrid) - FULL
  • Natural History and Conservation Biology in Tanzania (Arusha, Arusha National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorognoro, Tarangire National Park, Yaeda Valley, Empakai Crater, Pembe Abwe) Fulfills: Area 3.6, BIOL Elective or Field Methods course
  • Past and Present: A Human Rights Culture in the Making: Lessons from Argentina's History (Córdoba, Buenos Aires) Fulfills: Area 3.6
  • Spanish Language through Cultural Engagement - Mexico (Mérida)
  • Spooks, Physics and Skeptics in the UK: Psychological Science Investigate the Paranormal (London, Edinburgh)
  • Theatre and Music in British Culture (London, Liverpool, Stratford, Oxford, Bath) Fulfills: Area 3.5 B
  • Theatre of England and Ireland (London, Stratford, Dublin) Fulfills: Area 3.5 B, THEAT Elective - FULL
  • The Seeing Place: Introduction to Theatre in Greece (Athens, Aegina, Delphi, Epidauros, Mycenae, Nafplio, Crete)
  • Air, Oceans, and Land: The Physics of Climate Change in Vietnam (Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho)
  • Sociocultural Influences on Women's Health in India (New Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Bangalore, Mysore) Fulfills: SOCI Elective.


Four of Augustana's approved study abroad providers offer J-Term programs.  College students from all over the US apply to these programs, so participation can be a great way to meet not only local students from your host country but also peers from different US colleges and universities.  Contact the International Programs Office if you're interested in learning more about any of these programs.

To apply, visit the StudioAbroad portal.  Do a program search in StudioAbroad to find the course you are interested in and click Apply Now on the program description page.  The best way to do a search in StudioAbroad for a provider program is to type the name of the provider (e.g. HECUA or ISA)  in the course name section and then to select the country or city in which you want to study.  Your search results will then contain a small list of programs from which to choose.