Augustana offers a wide array of J-Term courses abroad! J-Term programs enable most students to consider studying abroad! During J-Term, Augustana professors regularly lead academic courses to destinations around the globe. In addition to Augustana faculty-led courses that are open to enrollment by Augustana college students only, over 20 courses are available during January Interim 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. Finally, 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!
Following is a list of Augustana Faculty-Led courses that were offered for January 2014. Applications for these courses are no longer being accepted as the application deadline was October 3, 2013. Information regarding January 2015 courses will be posted here in March 2014. Applications for J-Term 2015 Augustana faculty-led courses will be accepted beginning April 1, 2014.
How to Apply
To begin your online application, click on the course title you want to apply for below. You'll be redirected to a page describing the program on the Augustana StudioAbroad portal. Click on Apply Now on the program description page to begin the application process.
Augustana Faculty-Led Course Listing for J-Term 2014
In addition to the courses listed in this section, please see the listing below for UMAIE courses taught by Augustana faculty.
- Tropical Ecology of Guatemala, Belize and Spanish Immersion - Craig Spencer and David O'Hara
- Dharma: Life, Religion and Music in Contemporary India - Sandra Looney and John Pennington
- The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Peru - Scott Parsons and Gerry Punt
- Leadership in Professional Nursing in Ecuador(Nursing 451) - Vickie Reiff
- Leadership in Professional Nursing in Norway(Nursing 451) - Pam Schroeder
Below is a listing of J-Term 2014 UMAIE courses. Applications for these courses are no longer being accepted. J-Term 2015 UMAIE course information will appear here in March, 2014. Applications for J-Term 2015 UMAIE courses will be accepted beginning April 1, 2014. The priority application deadline is April 15, 2014. The overall application deadline for any course spots remaining after the priority application deadline has passed is October 3, 2014. Applications received after April 15, 2014 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.
To apply, To begin your online application, click on the course title you want to apply for below. You'll be redirected to a page describing the program on the Augustana StudioAbroad portal. Click on Apply Now on the program description page to begin the application process.
- Cuba: People, Arts and History (Miami, FL and Havana, Varadero, and Vinales, Cuba) - taught by Pilar Cabrera and Danny Gerling (Fulfills: Area 3.6, MDFL Topics Course, SPAN 397, SOC Elective)
- Chile 2014: Land of Contrasts (Santiago, Concepcion, Temuco, Valdivia, Puerto Varas, Chiloe, Iquique, Antofagasta, San Pedro de Atacama) - taught by Sam Ogdie (Fulfills: Area 3.6, MDFL Topics Course)
- The Greek Connection: Embracing Transcultural Caring in Ancient and Modern Greece (Athens, Nafplion, Olympia, Patras, Delphi, Kalambaka, and Heraklion, Greece) - taught by Muriel Larson
- The Political Economy of Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Mae Salong, Chiang Saen, Phuket, Krabi) - taught by Reynold Nesiba (Fulfills: Area 3.6, BSAD 297, ECON 297A)
- Education and Health Care Systems in Tanzania (Moshi, Iringa, and Zanzibar, Tanzania) - taught by Sheryl Feinstein (Fulfills: Area 3.6)
- Cultural Psychology in Northeast Brazil (Salvador and Fortaleza, Brazil) - taught by Sam Ogdie and Dr. Christena Cleveland from St. Catherine's (Fulfills: Area 3.6, PSYC Elective)
Other UMAIE Courses:
- Astronomy in the Southern Skies (Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea) Fulfills: Area 3.2 with lab
- British Writers and the Woman Question (London, Bath, Yorkshire, Oxford, and Cambridge, England) Fulfills: Area 3.1b, ENGL 297, SOC Elective
- The China Experience: Transcultural View of Rehabilitation Medicine (Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou, China) Fulfills: Area 3.6, SOC Elective
- Archaeology and History in Rome (Rome, Sorrento) Fulfills: HIST Elective, CLASS Elective
- From the Andes to the Sea: Intercultural Communication in Ecuador (Quito, Otovalo, Cuenca, and Guayaquil, Ecuador) Fulfills: Area 2.2, COMM Elective, SOC Elective
- Gender, Race, Class and Mass Media: London (London, England) Fulfills: Area 1.2, JOUR 297, COMM Elective
- Hawaii: Multicultural Communication in Diverse Organizations (Oahu and Kaua'i, Hawaii) Fulfills: COMM Elective
- Intersections of Social Health Determinants and Women's Daily Lives on Maternal and Child Health in India (New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, and Mysore, India) Fulfills: Area 3.6, SOC Elective
- The Cultures and Religions of Modern Israel (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Nazareth, and Haifa, Israel) Fulfills: Area 4.2, REL Elective
- Discovering the Origins of Evolutionary Thought (Ecuador and Galapagos Islands) Fulfills: Area 3.2 non-lab
- Intermediate Spanish II, Spanish Oral Expression and Culture, and Business Spanish (Seville, Spain)
- Islam in Turkey (Mardin, Urfa, Gaziantep, Adana, Antakya, Cappadocia, Konya, Pamukkale, Izmir, Kutahya, Bursa, Istanbul and Edirne, Turkey) Fulfills: Area 3.6, REL Elective
- Mathematics and Mechanics of Byzantine, Greek, Roman, and Islamic Architecture (Istanbul, Turkey, Athens, Greece, and Rome, Italy) Fulfills: MATH 300 level
- Religion and Culture in the Villages of India (Kochi, Kottayam, Thekkady, Periyakulam, Tiruvannamalai, and Mahabalipuram, India) Fulfills: Area 3.6, REL Elective
- India's Religious Heritage (Chennai, Madurai, Mamallapuram, Arangabad, Delhi, and Agra, India) Fulfills: Area 3.6, REL Elective
- The Treasures of Paris and the Ile de France: Patrimoine National or World Heritage? (Paris, France) Fulfills: FREN 397
- Doing Business with 21st Century China: Opportunities and Challenges (Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong) Fulfills: Area 3.6, BSAD Elective
- West Meets East: U.S. Cross-cultural Encounters with Japan (Kyoto, Hiroshima, Tokyo, and Yokahoma, Japan and Honolulu, Hawaii) Fulfills: Area 3.6, ENGL 226, HIST 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.
- HECUA offers J-Term programs in Ecuador and Bangladesh.
- CIS Abroad has J-Term programs in Costa Rica, Mexico, Italy, New Zealand .and multi-country (France, Spain and Morocco)
- AIFS offers J-Term programs in Costa Rica, England, France (Cannes or Paris), and Spain
- ISA offers month-long language immersion classes in Spain (Granada, Málaga, and Salamanca) , France (Paris), Argentina (Buenos Aires and Córdoba), Chile (Valparaíso/Viña del Mar) and Costa Rica (San José). This is a great option if you really want to move your language skills forward!
- ISA also offers a January term Spanish Language and Chilean Culture program in Valparaiso, Chile with instruction in Spanish.
- For Business and Economics majors, ISA offers a January Term Business and Economics course at the American Business School in Paris. Instruction is in English.
- ISA's program in Arts, Business and Italian Language is offered during J-Term in Florence, Italy.