International Studies

The interdisciplinary international studies major is designed to complement other studies at Augustana and can only be earned as a second major in conjunction with another course of study. International studies draws faculty from many different departments at Augustana, among them modern foreign languages, government and international affairs, English, history, theatre, anthropology, and religion.


Augustana University regards the whole world as its classroom because interpersonal and intercultural relations are a vital aspect of a student’s education. Students may select year long, semester, January Interim, and short-term programs. Credit earned in an approved study abroad program is accepted just like credit earned on campus.

We seek to strengthen your understanding of regions and cultures outside of the United States and to increase your awareness of the effects of globalization, so that you can assume a leadership role in the global community. If you know you want to study abroad for at least a semester, then this second major may be right for you.