Augsburg University is a private liberal arts university located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originally founded as a Norwegian-American Lutheran Seminary in 1869, it is now home to over 2,000 undergraduate students in 50 academic majors and 1,000 graduate students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in 11 disciplines. Augsburg not only prepares students for meaningful and successful individual lives but for their responsibilities to others as citizens, stewards, and leaders. It is also committed to intentional cultural diversity. No single ethnic or racial group constitutes a majority of the student body, and alongside the university’s Lutheran heritage, a wide range of religious and nonreligious traditions are represented.
An especially distinctive aspect of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on global education. Study abroad and experiential learning are central parts of the institutional identity, and Augsburg is one of only a small number of U.S. universities that acts as a study abroad program provider: through the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE), it operates its own programs and these programs are open to students from all accredited colleges and universities. CGEE currently has its own locations, facilities, and staff in Mexico, Central America, and Southern Africa, as well as shared programming with partners in Colombia, Palestine, and, most recently, Italy.