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Summer Language Programs

2020 Summer Language Program – Applications Now Open!
French in Dijon  German in Eichstätt
Spanish in the Andes (11 week Ecuador)  Spanish in the Andes (5 week Ecuador)
Augustana Summer Study Away
Augustana offers two types of summer study away programs:

1. AUGUSTANA-SPONSORED PROGRAMS - academic credit is offered directly by Augustana College

2. TRANSFER PROGRAMS - Students apply directly to the provider and work with IOP to petition transfer credit for courses or internship credit earned. 

Augustana-Sponsored Programs include the Summer Spanish in the Andes Program and the Summer French in Dijon Program. The guidelines on this page apply to these Augustana-sponsored programs. 

Both summer programs require sophomore status and a 2.00GPA at the time of application through the semester prior to travel. A student who is initially accepted with a 2.00GPA or higher may be removed (at student expense) from a program if their GPA drops below the 2.00 threshold at any point before departure. 

Application Process
All programs require completion of the application process provided here on the Studio Abroad site. This will also be the site used for all required predeparture documents and orientation materials. 

Students applying for the Augustana-sponsored programs, Ecuador and France, pay a $100 non-refundable IOP fee and $200 program deposit at the time of application. Students applying for the Eichstatt program pay a $75 non-refundable IOP fee. 

For the Augustana-sponsored programs, additional program payments for summer programs are due April 1 and May 1. Only students who are paid in full by the May 1 deadline are guaranteed clearance to travel on the summer program. Students with incomplete payments or incomplete predeparture documentation on Studio Abroad may be denied participation in the summer program until such time as both the forms and the payments are complete. If a student fails to complete either by the set deadline in May, they will be withdrawn from the program and any non-refundable costs will be billed to them or retained from their refund. 

Financial Aid
No Federal, State or Augustana financial aid may be applied to the cost of a summer study away program. 

All approved summer programs, whether Augustana-sponsored or not, are Augie Choice eligible for students in the summer after their sophomore or junior years. Transfer students may access Augie Choice after one year of study at Augustana. 

Addditional grantrs through Augustana, such as the IOP Office's Passport Grant, apply to Augustana-sponsored programs. 

It is also possible, if the application is completed in a timely manner, for students to apply for national or international grants towards summer language study. 

External & Transfer Summer Programs
In addition to the two language immersion programs sponsored by Augustana, the college has endorsed programs in both German and Swedish language, and provides a list of trusted summer internship abroad providers. These programs are treated as truly externam offerings, with transferable credit but which require no Augustana registration or payments to Augustana College (other than the $75 IOP fee). They are essentially treated the same as we would treat any transferable courses taken at universities with the United States over the summer. 

Students who wish to enroll in any of these programs, or any other external, university credit summer abroad program, may do so with permission of the International and Off-Campus Programs Office, who will assist them with the credit transfer process.

Students enrolling in these programs must apply through the Non-Augustana Program application, which includes completion of documentation which releases Augustana of liability for the external program and provides Augustana with key information needed to assist with the transfer of credits.