Center for Global Education, Augsburg College

2211 Riverside Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55454 United States

About Center for Global Education, Augsburg College

Year Founded: 1982

Since 1982, the Center for Global Education at Augsburg College (CGE) has provided experiential, community based education abroad programs throughout Latin America and Southern Africa. Over 10,000 students have participated in our programs from more than 200 institutions of higher education. Our programs are holistic, analytical, and transformative. Each program involves many excursions - both urban and rural - in order to facilitate encounters between students and a variety of local people; we intentionally create opportunities to engage with the stories of the community. Homestays occur in each program, internships are available in multiple regions, and many programs travel to more than one country!

CGE has received a GoAbroad Innovation award for diversity and inclusiveness, in addition to recognition from the National Society for Experiential Education and the Council on Social Work Education for outstanding programs.

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Migration and Globalization: Engaging our Communities

Mexico : Cuernavaca

Such is an intensive program that explores issues of migration, immigration, and globalization, ideal for students who are interested in working with Spanish-speaking populations...

Social Change and Development in Southern Africa

Namibia : Windhoek

Social Change and Development in Southern Africa provides students with an opportunity to learn about contemporary and historical issues impacting development and social

Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice and Community Engagement

-Multi-Country Locations : -Multi-Country Locations, Costa Rica and 2 other locations , Guatemala, Nicaragua Show less

This multi-country semester study abroad program (Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua) is defined by an experiential methodology and unique approach to community engagement....

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind

-Multi-Country Locations : Namibia, South Africa

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...

Crossing Borders: Gender and Social Change in Mesoamerica

Mexico : Cuernavaca

In this experiential, community-based program students will cross borders constructed by language, nationality, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socio-economic class,...

Social Work in a Latin American Context

Mexico : Cuernavaca

This is a program designed specifically for Social Work students. The curriculum is approved by the Council on Social Work Education. In this program, students have the opportunity...

Summer Academic Program

Mexico : Cuernavaca

CGE-Mexico offers two seven-week summer sessions focusing on Spanish language and Mexican culture in which students can take two courses per session, plus a non-credit Latin...

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Galina Bruckner - Program Participant

Galina is a Cross-Cultural Studies Major, making study abroad all the more intriguing and applicable to her degree program. She is currently studying at Augsburg College, but chose to spend two semesters studying abroad in Mexico.

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Alexandra Buffalohead - 2012 Program Participant

Exposed to her family's travels at a young age, Alexandra Buffalohead decided to create her own adventure during university. Alexandra studied abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico through Center for Global Education's Crossing Borders: Gender and Social C...

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Lauren Cummins - Program Participant

Lauren Cummins was pursing a degree in Social Work when she decided to join CGE's Mexico based program for a semester. Armed with a desire to work with Spanish speakers in her future career, Lauren was able to expand her understanding of people an...

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Chloe Zhelka - Program Participant

Chloe Zhelka initially wanted to study abroad to expand her Spanish Language abilities, but studying abroad has impacted her in ways she never expected. By participating in CGE's Mexico based program, Chloe was able to take courses related to soci...

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