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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Driving through Ho Chi Minh City

    A head-on collision with Vietnam

    Join Luther students Aidan and Natalie as they brave the controlled chaos of driving in Vietnam, interpreting the car horn "beep" as a means of communication. Remember to check out the January Term 2019 Course Blogs page for more on each of the courses!

  • The iconic bell on Luther's campus serves as a symbol of home for the students leaving on their Paideia 450 study abroad trip.

    Packing, preparing and planning

    During J-term 2019, 367 students and 32 program leaders will participate in one of Luther's 18 courses around the globe.Each course is a different journey and has a different blogger (or several). Check out our first highlighted blog post from the Paideia 450 course, "Removal and Restitution: Building Communities in South Africa." Then head to the January Term 2019 Course Blogs page for more on each of the courses! Although it's impossible to keep up with everyone, these blogs are designed to provide glimpses into our students' adventures.

  • J-term blog

    A Roadmap for Study Away

    It's exciting to think about the potential opportunities that exist for studying away when you're in college. Jennifer Self, off-campus programs adviser, provides advice on how to get the most out of the experience.

  • It's a wonderful life

    "It's a Wonderful Life" rings a bell

    What says Christmas more than Christmas movies? Prof. Hageman talks some of the classics, as well as how "It's a Wonderful Life" is still relevant today.

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