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This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
Featured Programs
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Art 339/Anthro 339: Social Life of Art: Italy and Ukraine
Florence, Italy; Kiev, Ukraine

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS:  Ben Moore (Visual & Performing Arts); Maryna Bazylevych (Anthropology)   Course Description: This course will study art in Italy and Ukraine to understand the social life of art as it is produced and [...]
Biology 140/240: Introduction to Ecology of the Southwest/Ecology of the Southwest
Big Springs (Nebraska), United States; Cortez (Colorado), United States; Flagstaff (Arizona), United States; Lee's Ferry (Arizona), United States; Liberal (Kansas), United States; Organ Pipe Nat'l Park (Arizona), United States; Santa Rita Experimental Range (Arizona), United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Eric Baack (Biology)      Course Description: Field study of the ecology of the arid Southwest, with a focus on adaptations of organisms to arid conditions and understanding the challenges of setting enviro nmental[...]
Classics 299: Ancient Greece: An Odyssey of Myth and History
Arachova, Greece; Athens, Greece; Kalabaka, Greece; Nafplio, Greece; Olympia, Greece; Vergina, Greece

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS:  Dan Davis (Classics); Mark Thorne (Classics)   Course Description: This course, taught completely in Greece, will explore the history, mythology and epic landscapes of ancient Greece, from temples and cav es[...]
Communication Studies 239/Exercise Science 239: Communication and Adventure Recreation in New Zealand
Picton, New Zealand; Queenstown, New Zealand; Raglan, New Zealand; Rotorua, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Thomas C. Johnson (Communication Studies); Jeff Boeke (Health Promotion & Exercise Science)         Course Description:  This course investigates the relationship between communication a nd[...]
English 262: Tolkien and Lewis in Context
Belfast, United Kingdom; Cambridge, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom; Peronne, France; Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS:  David Faldet (English); Rachel Faldet (English)    Course Description: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, two of the most popular English writers of the 20th century, lived strangely parallel lives, and wor ked[...]
Environmental Studies 240: Environmental Issues in the Pacific Northwest
Chelan, United States; Holden Village, United States; Wenatchee, United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR:  Jon Jensen (Environmental Studies)   Course Description:    This course examines environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest and the policies that are used or proposed to address them. Case stud ies[...]
International Studies 239: Roatan: Ethical Engagement in a Changing World
Roatan, Honduras; Utila, Honduras

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Scott Carlson (Biology); Susan Schmidt (Social Work)   Course Description:    This course uses the island of Roatan as a case study to examine how individuals can engage ethically with social and environ mental[...]
Luther Malta and the Mediterranean
Sliema, Malta

Terms: Spring
Description: Faculty Director:  Steve Holland   Program Description:    Luther’s Malta and the Mediterranean  Program, currently in its 28th year, offers students the opportunity to spend a semester exploring M alta's[...]
Luther Münster Semester
Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany; Münster, Germany; Vienna, Austria

Terms: Spring
Description: FACULTY DIRECTOR:  Sören Steding   Program Description:    For over two decades, Luther students and faculty have been traveling to Münster, Germany. During the Münster Semester, students live with G erman[...]
Luther Nottingham Academic Year
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Terms: Academic Year
Description: DIRECTORS: Robert and Victoria Christman Program Description:   Luther's Nottingham Program, which will be in its 49th year in 2020-2021, offers the rich opportunity to spend an academic year in England and study at the Univ ersity[...]
Luther Rochester Semester
Rochester, United States

Terms: Fall, Spring
Description: Program Description:    The Luther College Rochester Semester is a new program intended to take advantage of the exciting opportunities available a mere sixty-five miles to the north of Decorah.  It will provide a p latform[...]
Lutheran Colleges China Consortium in Hangzhou
Hangzhou, China

Terms: Fall
Description: DIRECTOR:  TBA         Program Description:    The Hangzhou Study Program is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to study the Chinese language and culture in the Hangzhou [...]
Paideia 450: Green Europe: Advanced Models of Sustainability
Berlin, Germany; Bristol, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Manchester, United Kingdom; Niebull, Germany; Nottingham, United Kingdom; Oxford, United Kingdom; York, United Kingdom

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Jim Martin-Schramm (Religion); Sören Steding (Modern Languages & Literatures)   Course Description: Why do Germany and the United Kingdom (UK) lead Europe in the development of wind, solar, biomass, and nu clear[...]
Paideia 450: Islam in Europe: Politics, Religion and Refugees
Aarhus, Denmark; Athens, Greece; Copenhagen, Denmark; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France

Description: INSTRUCTORS:  Todd Green (Religion); Carly Foster (Political Science) Course Description:   This study abroad course will explore the challenges facing contemporary Europe in regards to Muslim minority and immigrant popu lations.[...]
Paideia 450: People and Parks: Pastoralism and Conservation in East Africa
Arusha, Tanzania; Eluwai boma, Tanzania; Engare Sero, Tanzania; Karatu, Tanzania; Mbarangati, Tanzania; Monduli, Tanzania; Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania; Nguruma Village, Tanzania; Soit Sambu, Tanzania

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Lori Stanley (Anthropology); Kelly Sharp (Africana Studies/History)   Course Description:  This course will examine the tensions between the national parks movement and pastoralist societies through the lens o f[...]
Paideia 450: Reconciliation in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa; King Williamstown, South Africa; Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS:  Guy Nave (Religion); Richard Mtisi (Africana Studies/History)    Course Description: This course will examine how South Africans are attempting to overcome their tortured past by examining it and facing [...]
Paideia 450: War, Peace and Reconciliation in Cambodia
Battambang, Cambodia; Kratié, Cambodia; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Sen Monorom, Cambodia; Siem Reap, Cambodia

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTORS: Char Kunkel (Sociology); Scott Hurley (Religion)   Course Description:  In this J-term abroad course, we will have an opportunity to engage with people in Cambodia who are making a difference in a post-civil wa r[...]
Science 239: Islamic Science in the Middle Ages Across the Mediterranean
Casablanca, Morocco; Cordoba, Spain; Erg Chebbi Desert, Morocco; Fes, Morocco; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Seville, Spain

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR: Olga Michels (Chemistry) Course Description:    In this J-term study abroad course, you will have an opportunity to study in a fascinating cross-cultural center of the world. We will examine how the migration of [...]
Spanish 340: Language and Culture of the Spanish-Speaking World (Dominican Republic)
Bayahíbe, Dominican Republic; Miches, Dominican Republic; San Franscisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR: Rita Tejada (Modern Languages & Literatures)     Course Description: This program will introduce Luther students to the most meaningful aspects of Dominican culture while combining intense study of the S panish[...]
Spanish 341: Spanish for Medical Professionals (Dominican Republic)
Bayahíbe, Dominican Republic; Miches, Dominican Republic; San Franscisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Terms: J-Term
Description: INSTRUCTOR: Rita Tejada (Modern Languages & Literatures)   Course Description: This course is designed for students studying to become medical professionals and who require training in Spanish to serve Spanish-speaking clients [...]