Luther ranks among the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation for the percentage of students who study abroad —over two-thirds. Ninety percent of Luther students study away, domestically or internationally. A Luther education will not only ground you in this vibrant community but will also launch you into the world.
What Do Students Say About the Benefits of Studying Away?
When Luther students study off campus, they tell us that they:
- Gain a better understanding of and respect for diversity
- Develop an appreciation for their own culture
- Increase their analytical abilities and cross-cultural communication skills
- Examine their personal values
- Develop greater self-confidence
Most importantly, students increase their awareness of the interconnected nature of the world. The world is truly our classroom.
Luther makes it easy for students in all majors to study abroad because of the varied course options. For those who can’t take a semester or a year away, there are short-term study away and abroad experiences led by Luther faculty during January Term.
Luther offers its own study-away programs that take students to many locations throughout the nation and the world and include a wide variety of academic subjects and experiences.
Luther Study Away Programs
Luther also offers study-away partner programs through consortium membership and exchange agreements. These programs offer additional off-campus study opportunities both domestically and internationally.
Financial Aid for Off-Campus Programs
Luther has a long history of supporting and encouraging off-campus studies. Our goal is to make it possible for every student who dreams about studying off-campus to be able to fulfill that dream. Luther works hard to keep off-campus program costs manageable.
The Financial Aid Office works closely with the Center for Global Learning and the Office of Financial Services to assist students interested in studying away.
Plan Your Journey
The Center for Global Learning will help you with everything you need to embark on your study away experience. The Center’s staff encourages students to visit. The Off-Campus Programs Advisor will help you to start thinking about programs, how particular programs meet your academic goals, and the cost implications of off-campus study.
Get ready to immerse yourself in a new culture. Gain knowledge for personal and professional growth. Discover how to become a better global citizen with study away at Luther College.