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Deadlines and Definitions

Exploration Seminar
The Exploration Seminar is a one-week, non-credit, faculty-led program during fall or spring interim embedded in a supporting credit-bearing course that serves the goals and outcomes of global learning at Concordia College. The seminar can take students to several international or domestic learning sites or can foster immersive, community-based learning. Contingent upon the expectations and consent of the leaders, seminar applicants can include students not enrolled in the supporting course. However, to be eligible for an educational loan, students must enroll in the supporting course.

May Seminar Abroad

The May Seminar is a four-week, four-credit, faculty-led, disciplinary or interdisciplinary learning program during May that may include one or two weeks of on-campus instruction. The program allows students to take a departmental course that fulfills major/minor or core requirements in an off-campus context of cultural encounter and experiential learning that advances global learning goals and outcomes through practices such as excursions, homestays, and community-based study. Seminar offerings vary in content, academic level, and pedagogy. They may include research, practical application, and comparative inquiry within either travel-study or immersion-excursion formats.

Portal Seminar

The Portal Seminar is a four-week, one-credit, faculty-led interdisciplinary and integrative learning program during May that may include one week of on-campus instruction. Faculty mentor student teams in collaborative inquiry into contemporary questions and complex problems in real-life communities and environments. Learning occurs with the supports of an immersion-excursion institute in an international or domestic context rich in educational potential. A single-credit, 300-level course provides a low-cost and typically pass-fail structure for practical, experimental and discovery-oriented learning.

Semester and Year-Long Programs 

Concordia College Global Learning Office offers dozens of credit-bearing, long-term programs in more than 30 locations around the world. Students on these programs receive extensive advising and supports as well as guaranteed transfer credit for approved providers.

Study Abroad
Study abroad programs that take place outside the United States.

Study Away

Study away programs take place either abroad or in the United States.

World Works Seminar

The World Work Seminar is a one-to-four-week, non-credit, faculty or staff-led, community-based service learning program during fall or spring interim or summer term. A World Work Seminar supports interdisciplinary and integrative learning in international or domestic contexts where students participate in an organized development activity that addresses identified needs of community partners. Students learn from direct interaction and cross-cultural dialogue with community partners. Students practice the dimensions and responsibilities of citizenship as they seek through applied classroom knowledge to respect and enhance the communities where they work.
  Global Learning Expo Program Interest Meetings One-on-One Meetings Meet with Your Advisor
Spring Exploration Seminars Early Fall Late Sept.-early Oct. Late Sept.-mid-Nov. (with Faculty Leader) Optional
May Programs    Early Fall Late Sept.-early Nov. Late Sept.-mid-Nov. (with Faculty Leader) Optional
Fall Semester/
Academic Year
Early Fall Early Oct.- early Nov. Sept.-early Nov. (with advisor of the program) Early Sept.-early Nov.
Spring Semester/
Calendar Year
Early Fall Late Jan.- mid-Feb. Oct.-early Feb. (with advisor of the program) Late Sept.-mid-Feb.
Fall Exploration Seminars Early Spring Mar.-Apr. Mar.-Apr. (with Faculty Leader) Optional
Please speak with Global Learning for more information.  218-299-3186
Deadlines stay consistent each year 
Yearly Application Deadlines for
Study Away
Application & 1st Deposit Deadline Decision Date 2nd
Full Payment Due Last Day to Withdraw with Full Refund
Spring Exploration Seminars November 30th
Rolling Admissions N/A January 15th November 30th
May Programs November 30th
Rolling Admissions January 15th 
April 15th November 30th
Summer  November 30th
Rolling Admissions N/A Concordia Summer Tuition Bill  January 31st

Fall Semester
November 30th
Rolling Admissions N/A Concordia Fall
Tuition Bill
January 31st
Full Academic Year November 30th
Rolling Admissions N/A Concordia Fall & Spring Tuition Bill January 31st

Spring Semester 
March 31th
Rolling Admissions N/A Concordia Spring Tuition Bill May 30th
Fall Exploration Seminars April 30th
Rolling Admissions N/A Concordia Fall
May 30th