Center for Global Education and Experience, Augsburg College
Center for Global Education and Experience, Augsburg College Programs
This multi-country semester study abroad program (Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua) is defined by an experiential methodology and unique approach to community engagement....
Namibia and South Africa provide a rich context in which to explore the them of nation-building. as these two countries demonstrate that the transition to independence is...
In this experiential, community-based program students will cross borders constructed by language, nationality, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socio-economic class,...
Center for Global Education and Experience, Augsburg College Reviews
Submitted by AC - Clark University | December 29, 2016
I loved this program. The people I met and experiences I had will stay with me for the rest of my life. I truly miss Namibia and the incredible people I met there, and I dream of going back to visit with everyone at CGE and the amazing host families I was able to stay with.
Three chances to fall in love, to challenge yourself, to explore
Submitted by GaBugge - Berea College | December 09, 2016
There is no doubt that this is a truly unique program, exploring the heart of Central America and its most recent issues by traveling to Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. It is rare enough that it is a program that travels to Nicaragua. But by traveling through three of these countries you are able to see how unique the area of Central America really is and understand the global implications caused by considering it a consolidated region when in reality every country within its area is completely different from one another. Each of these countries had its own people with different lifestyles and personalities, different geography, different structures. For being so close to one another, you would never believe how incredibly far apart they were in style and culture. Thus, there is something for everyone. While you are understanding the histories of each country, and taking courses in Spanish, theology, political science, you are learning so much more from the environment around you and the home stays you partake in. The program itself is great through providing insights into the various lifestyles and struggles that are depicted within each country.
Submitted by iemitche - Wabash College | December 09, 2016
For me, I had a lot of problems adjusting to the group. Going to a counselor really helped me. I wish there was more spaces to interact with other young people. I also wish there were more spaces outside of class to engage with the material.
A beautiful experience
Submitted by emilygaston - Colorado College | December 09, 2016
This semester was absolutely beautiful. Surely it came along with its challenges, but this program really opens up space for personal growth in meaningful ways. Staying with families throughout the trip is an important means of immersing into the cultures and lived experiences of the countries you visit and people you meet. Ruth Garrido, Fidel Xinico Tum, and Cesar Acevedo (coordinators of this trip) are wonderful and an important part of making the program all that it is.
Central America, 2016 Fall
Submitted by Saroya Madlala - Clark University | December 09, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Central America during the Fall. The weather is just right, and was not too cold in Xela and not to unbearable hot in Managua either. I was so nervous for first host stay in Guatemala but stayed with such a lovely family that it made my transition to Central America so easy.