Please note: This is NOT the most current catalog.
Term In China (Fall Semester or
An exchange agreement enables participants to
spend Fall Semester living in the foreign students' residence hall
and studying at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai,
People's Republic of China. Students receive four credits: two in
Chinese language and two for subjects taught in English by ECNU
faculty (courses such as "Modern Chinese History"and "20th
Century Chinese Literature").
The study/service programs of St. Olaf combine
an enriched learning experience through immersion in a local culture
with the singular opportunity to make a direct contribution to the
community through a service project coordinated by the host institution.
Through a creative integration of service and study, participants
earn three or four credits for a semester program and four or five
credits for a semester and Interim program. The student develops
a course prospectus for each credit; approval is contingent upon
appropriateness to the student's general program at St. Olaf and
to the resources of the host institution.
Indonesia (Interim and Spring Semester)
Programs in Indonesia are currently suspended
due to political unrest in the country.
Nommensen University (Siantar or Medan, Sumatra,
Republic of Indonesia)
This program on the island of Sumatra immerses
students in the life of the Bataks. Students work as teaching assistants
in the English Department at Nommensen University. The program includes
an on-site introduction to Batak culture and Indonesian life. Tutorials
or independent studies are arranged in any available discipline
with faculty of Nommensen University or with a St. Olaf faculty
Satya Wacana Christian University (Salatiga,
Java, Republic of Indonesia)
The program in Salatiga, Java, provides students
with an opportunity to study Indonesian culture and history with
special attention to Java. Students work as teaching assistants
in the English Department while studying Javanese culture and Indonesian
life and/or doing tutorials or independent study in a variety of
Biology in South India (Fall Semester)
After a four-week study and orientation session
in Chennai which exposes them to India and Indian life, biology
majors undertake projects in mountain ecology, rural health, leprosy,
fisheries, elephant conservation and restoration, parasite- and
vector- transmitted diseases or holistic health care.
Luther Theological Seminary in Seoul, South
Korea (Fall Semester/Interim or Spring Semester)
Students assist in the English language courses
at Luther Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea, as teaching assistants
and conversation partners, while receiving an intensive introduction
to Korean culture and civilization. Korean language study is encouraged.
Student Teaching Abroad (Fall Semester)
Under the direction of licensed teachers, participants
can complete student teaching assignments in these international
- Kodaikanal International School, India
- Seoul Foreign School, South Korea
- Woodstock International School, India
- Hong Kong International School, Hong Kong