Wang Center Study Away Programs

Chinese bridgeSemester Study Away
PLU students earn academic credit and use Financial Aid & Scholarships to study away for a semester or a full year.

Students standing in front of lights on buildingShort Term Study Away
PLU students study all over the world for 1 – 6 weeks. Academic content, location and duration vary.

The Student Experience


Consider these questions:

  • What are your motivations for studying away?
  • What are your academic goals?
  • When do you want to study away?
  • Where do you want to study away?
  • What do you want to achieve?


Narrow down your options. Determine which programs will best meet your academic and personal goals.

  • Meet with a Study Away Advisor – Request an appointment
  • Review course offerings by program
  • Discuss your plans with your primary academic advisor
  • Complete your FAFSA and meet with your financial aid advisor
  • Research your destination


All application materials must be submitted to the Wang Center for approval. Check with your study away advisor for application requirements and materials. Downloadable applications for Semester and Short-Term Programs are available on our Documents page.

  • The Wang Center has extended the application deadline for J-Term 2016 study away courses (on a space available basis only) to September 30, 2015 (international programs) and November 20, 2015 (domestic programs within WA state).
  • Applications for 2016-2017 programs will be due in spring 2016 as follows:
    • Fall 2016 and Full Year 16-17: March 14, 2016
    • J-Term 2017: April 18, 2016
    • Spring 2017: May 9, 2017
  • Watch for details about the online application.