Wartburg College Study Abroad

Wartburg College Study Abroad in New Zealand
Wartburg College Study Abroad in New Zealand


While Wartburg College students love to study abroad! About 42% of their graduating class of 2016 found a home in a new country with the award winning help of the Wartburg College Study Abroad Program.

This liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA) admits you neither have to be a Lutheran or even a Christian to benefit from the meaningful education offered at Wartburg College. The college has created long lasting relationships with international organizations such as CIEE Internships and Arcadia University. In turn, that offers Wartburg students a wide range of international educational experiences.

Wartburg College prides itself on its diverse student body. Of over 1,500 students there are over 50 from different countries as well as American students from about 25 different states. The college strives to make students from any background feel welcome and safe. The same is true for the students they put out into the world on their study abroad programs.

Wartburg College Study Abroad Programs

Semester Study Abroad Programs send Wartburg students all over the globe! The current options for countries of study are Australia, Argentina, Canada, China, Chile, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hungary, Nicaragua, Peru, and Spain.

May Term Program

Did you know that 1 in 4 students study abroad in the MayTerm program? In total there are 22 different courses offered in countries near and far for studies ranging from art in the birthplace of the Renaissance to math and physics in the country that has the biggest national economy in Europe! These 22 programs offer excursions and opportunities to experience the country like a local.

Highlighted MayTerm Programs

Ecology in New Zealand

New Zealand is an exciting and bright place to study abroad. Its biggest city, Auckland, boasts an average of 265 days of sunshine each year! In addition, all of the 8 universities in New Zealand rank among the top 3% in the world. For this study abroad program, students will learn about New Zealand ecosystems. This is possible by visiting natural areas and by performing field research. Another large part of the New Zealand is the influence from their Maori culture. Students will experience this as well as visit a native bird sanctuary.

Tradition and Culture in Japan

Wartburg students get to learn first-hand about tradition and culture in Japan by exploring the hyper-urban city of Tokyo, Buddhist temples in Kyoto, the Shinto Grand Shrine of Ise, and climb the northern mountains. In addition to all the traditional sites students will see as a part of their curriculum, they will also witness sumo wrestling, eat many cultural and unfamiliar foods, and bathe in an outdoor hot spring to name a few activities.

Student blogs are a great window into what life is like on the MayTerm. Read the opinions and experiences of those who have taken this trip on their personal blogs.

Internships Abroad

Wartburg College works with several different affiliations to provide their students with many internship abroad programs. This option can be taken as an academic semester allowing up to two internship credits to be earned abroad. The college collaborates with Arcadia University, the American Insitute for Foreign Study, Adelaide Australia, Diers Program, CIEE Internships, and USCA to offer hundreds of opportunities for students.

The benefit to Wartburg College study abroad programs relationship with these affiliations is that it allows students to have more resources when planning as well as when they are abroad. Together these organizations are able to offer thousands of dollars in scholarships annually.

Get More Information About Wartburg College

In order to get more information on this nationally ranking study abroad program, please visit their website. Here guests can find information on courses, costs, answers to general FAQS, as well as see videos and pictures of the students on their trips.

Passports & Visas

Every international trip begins with obtaining a valid passport. Passports generally take 4-6 weeks to process. However, if there is proof of an upcoming trip this service can be expedited at an additional cost. If you already own a passport it must be valid up to 6 months after the return of your trip in order to qualify as ‘valid’. Visas are necessary for studying abroad. Though that will also depend on how long the program is, as well as what country you are going to.