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Students recount their study abroad experiences

Krystina Slack May 5, 2023

Studying abroad is something many college students participate in to expand their worldview. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many study abroad programs have been canceled or postponed. Now that the world...

Mind the gap: Why high school students should take a break before taking on the world

Mind the gap: Why high school students should take a break before taking on the world

Rojeena Thapa March 11, 2023

When considering a gap year, high school students may have a range of thoughts and feelings based on their circumstances and priorities. Some students may need more time to explore their interests, gain...

Short breaks generate thoughtful decisions

Short breaks generate thoughtful decisions

María Fernanda Rubí April 23, 2022

As senior Mike Bui looked up plane tickets from Chicago to Nepal, his search showed prices averaging $1400 for a roundtrip.  “I live halfway across the world. I don’t go [home] for short breaks...

Men’s water polo off to a historic start

Nick Gainey October 16, 2021

The historic first season of men’s water polo has been a rousing success. Even though the game results have not always been the best, the team has had many valuable experiences and plenty of opportunities...

Augie Adventures: Traveling to Aberdeen, Scotland

Michelle Quinn April 10, 2019

Throughout my first year here at Augustana, I have been spending a plethora of hours at the EDGE Center in Olin. Doug Schopp has given me the opportunity to event plan with senior, Alyssa Mish by interning...

Random selection isn’t random at all

Sarah Kayali September 28, 2018

My name is Sarah Kayali. I am a 5’6" female student, a cat-lover, a future optometrist and – most importantly – a practicing spiritual Muslim. You’ve probably seen me around campus with my hijab...

Where in the world have you been?

Shanela Ranaraja September 13, 2018

With Augustana’s annual Study Away Fair taking place on Wednesday, September 12, Augustana students share their experiences of having studied outside the US. Senior Filip Kuzmanovic spent six weeks of...

Studying abroad set to change alongside shift to semesters

Shanela Ranaraja January 25, 2018

Applications for the 2018-2019 study abroad programs closed on Monday, Jan 15. According to Director of International and Off-Campus Study, Allen Bertsche, 300-310 students study away each year, about...

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