Application Information

Program eligibility:

We are looking for students who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the Earth system, whether as part of an Earth science or geology major or as a complement to a major in another science or in environmental studies. The prerequisite for the program is one lab science course; a course in Earth or environmental science is recommended but not required. Application decisions will be made based on academic record, personal essay and letters of recommendation, with consideration of the applicant's academic potential and ability to live and work collaboratively in a close learning community. Preference will be given to qualified Luther students for up to 6 program spots.

Application deadline:

The application deadline for the 2015 program is February 15, 2015.

Application materials:

Begin your online application here. Contact Corby Preus at the Center for Global Learning ( with questions about the online application system.

In addition to the online application, you will also need to review and sign the forms found below. Returned signed copies of all three of these forms, plus an unofficial transcript, to the Luther College Center for Global Learning either electronically (, in person or via the mail (700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101).

Contact information: For further information on the program, contact Laura Peterson (Program Coordinator):