A vital part of the Concordia curriculum is service-learning, which incorporates volunteer service as part of a course requirement. Relevant learning opportunities are also infused into your student experience through community outreach. You’ll be challenged to expand your worldview and explore other cultures, serving others as you learn more about yourself.
Concordia students commit more than 7,000 hours a year to service-learning and volunteering in the local community. It's how we live out our mission, "for dedicated service to God and humanity."
Examples of recent service-learning projects include:
- Students in an education class ran an after-school tutoring program for kids from low-income families.
- Mathematics students developed a financial literacy program to educate high school and college students on healthy personal finance.
- Church work students experienced a cross-cultural ministry program (U4C) in which they spent a year living in and ministering to a diverse inner-city Minneapolis community.
- Leadership students worked with new arrivals to the U.S. who were high school juniors and seniors, helping them complete college applications.
- Religion students supported the building of wells for small villages in Africa.
In addition to service-learning, you’ll have many opportunities for global learning through Concordia’s study abroad program.
Service-learning at Concordia is managed by the Community Action, Leadership, and Learning Center (CALL Center).