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.


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

The Student Experience

Study Away Fair

Explore your study abroad options in person at the Study Away Fairs!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
10am – 2pm
AUC Regency
Emphasis on PLU Gateway and Approved Semester Programs


Wednesday, March 8, 2017
10am – 2pm
AUC Regency
Emphasis on PLU
J-Term 2018 Programs


All application materials must be submitted to the Wang Center for approval. Check with your study away advisor for application requirements and materials.

  • Applications for 2016-2017 programs will be due in spring 2016 as follows:
    • J-Term 2017: April 18, 2016
      EXTENDED Application Deadlines!

      • Sept. 30, 2016 (International programs, space available basis only/rolling acceptances)
      • Nov. 18, 2016 (WA State programs, space available basis only/rolling acceptances)
    • Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and Full Year 17-18: March 15, 2017
    • J-Term 2018: April 15, 2017
    • Spring 2018: May 1, 2017
  • Apply online by finding the program in the Program Finder and then click “apply” for that program.