Center for Global Learning

Explore Limitless Possibilities

Go beyond traditional classroom learning and engage in a full semester or year-long study away experience! You’ll explore new cultures, learn about global issues, and experience diverse communities on a broader scale.

Luther’s Center for Global Learning offers many excellent programs to fit your learning goals. Choose an experience within the U.S. or internationally. Then decide whether you want to study away for a shorter period (like January Term or summer) or a semester or year-long program.

Luther Ranks High for Most Students Studying Abroad

U.S. News and World Report ranks Luther College #2 for the highest percentage (82%) of 2021 graduates who studied abroad during College.

Luther Programs

Luther College offers numerous opportunities for short- and long-term off-campus study led by Luther faculty. The programs span the globe and offer an immersive study in a variety of academic subjects. These programs are among the most cost-effective ways to study away, as almost all financial aid can be applied to the program costs.

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Partner Programs

Through Luther College’s consortium membership and exchange agreements, additional off-campus study options are available both domestically and internationally. Luther College works with programs in over 1500 locations. If you want to study abroad, we can find a way to get you there!

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January Term Programs

Immerse yourself in a new environment while staying on track to graduate. January Term is an ideal time to study away, no matter what you major in.

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"If you have the opportunity to go abroad, take it. You will explore the world, broaden your perspective, and learn more about yourself. You will create new connections and memories to last a lifetime."
Darren Kremer '23
“My experience abroad in Japan is something that can never be replicated. It was an experience filled with richness, and the lessons I’ve learned and the memories I’ve made will stick with me forever.”
Izzy Clark '23
“The trip to Tanzania was the most amazing and authentic trip! The things we got to do and see were like no other trip, and I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to go.”
Kiara Morten '24
Solvei Christopherson '25
“Luther’s study away programs allow for a more in-depth learning experience outside of the classroom. I was able to get to know students at Luther I wouldn’t have known otherwise, and people from another culture as well!”
Solvei Christopherson '25

Important Dates/Deadlines

J-term 2024 (2nd Round) Application: Aug. 21 – Sept. 15, 2023

Visit the Study Away Program Portal

If you are interested in exploring the study away options for now, or any time during your undergraduate experience, log in to our Via application portal, and see what your options are.

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