Wang Center for Global EducationStudent Opportunities

Approved Programs

A PLU approved program is a study away summer, semester, or year-long program that is offered by another study away organization or institution. These programs have been reviewed and approved by the Global Education Committee (GEC) for their high academic quality and for their shared goals in intercultural learning and understanding. 

Approved programs are recommended to students who are unable to find a suitable program to fit their needs among the PLU Gateway or Featured program options.

Contact Information

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Carmen Eyssautier
eyssaucj@plu.edu
253-535-8178

Please note: Students MUST meet with a study away advisor in the Wang Center prior to applying for an Approved program and adhere to the PLU deadlines and requirements for application. Contact Carmen Eyssautier, Study Away Advisor for Approved Programs at 535-8178 or eyssaucj@plu.edu.

Organizations and Institutions offering PLU Approved Programs:

Arcadia University, College of Global Studies: Programs offered in a variety of locations. Recommended for programs in Ireland, Great Britain and Africa.

(CGE) Center for Global Education: CGE's program in Namibia, "Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind," offers courses focused on Political Science, History and Religion. PLU Approved programs in Central America and Cuba are also available.

(CIEE) Council on International Educational Exchange: Over 100  programs offered in a over 40 countries

(CYA) College Year in Athens: Offering courses in Classics, Archeology, Anthropology, History, Political Science and more.

(DIS) Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Variety of programs based in Copenhagen: Programs focus on specific academic field which includes a core course, selected study tours, and a variety of electives to choose from.

GlobaLinks: Direct Enrollment programs through numerous universities in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Recommended for students who have 3+ courses in their major completed prior to studying away.

(IES) Institute for the International Education of Students: Offers dozens of programs to choose from in a variety of locations.

IFSA-Butler: Organization offering programs in a variety of locations. IFSA-Butler Programs in Australia and New Zealand are NOT approved (please see GlobaLinks above for program offerings in Oceania).

(IPSL) International Partnership for Service Learning: Combines academic and community service learning with programs offered in a variety of locations.

ISEP-Exchange: PLU students directly enroll in universities around the world as exchange students in either Fall or Spring semester. In return, PLU receives international students. Locations, pre-reqs, and academic content vary. Contact Tanya Ulsted ulstedtj@plu.edu for more information. NOTE: Fall application deadline is late January.

(SIT) School for International Training: Experiential, field-based education offering semester and year-long programs in Africa, Asia and the pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Programs focus on critical global issues in specific geographical and cultural contexts using an interdisciplinary approach. 

(SFS) The School for Field Studies: Field based learning and research ranging from wildlife conservation to rainforest restoration, offering semester-long programs in Australia, Turks and Caicos, and Costa Rica.

University of Aberdeen: Direct Enrollment program through the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland. Many subjects are available to choose from.