Get to know Director of Education Abroad Maggie Leimkuehler!

Our ‘Quick Questions with Concordians’ series continues with a highlight from the Concordia International Center. Last year alone, the CIC helped recruit and host more than 200 students from 30 different countries. Maggie plays a vital role in helping Concordians at home and abroad stay connected to our university while receiving an exemplary, Christ-centered education that broadens their horizons. She’s been at Concordia for three years, recently graduating from Study Abroad Program Coordinator to her director position.

Take a moment to get to know some of the lesser-known facts about Maggie Leimkuehler with this quick Q&A!

Maggie Leimkuehler

Director of Education Abroad

What was the last book you read?

“This is Your Brain on Food”

Sweet or savory foods?


What’s your go-to method for making people feel welcomed at Concordia?

Baked goods and welcome cards

Any hidden talents?

I played 12 years of piano lessons

What is a lesson students have taught you during your time at Concordia? 

How to continually relate to students. They may be younger, but they’re still people who want to learn and have relationships.

What is your favorite city to visit? 

Salzburg, Austria

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? 

Tricia Baumhardt, lead singer for the band Superchick, which was an early 2000s Christian rock band

What’s something you wish more people knew about the CIC?

We have more than just snacks! Stop by for a visit and you can meet our international students, ask questions, and hear about travel. Most students wait until junior year assuming they can’t go abroad, but in most cases you can.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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