Gateway Semester Programs

Chengdu, ChinaChengdu, China

Open to all majors and language levels, students take courses at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. At SCU, in addition to classes in Mandarin and Chinese culture, students take assorted courses that are taught in English.

Oaxaca, MexicoOaxaca, Mexico

This program explores the intersection of development, culture, and social change through the lens of the dynamic and evolving context of contemporary Mexico. Internship option; courses taught in Spanish.

Trinidad & Tobago - CaribbeanTrinidad & Tobago – Caribbean

This program provides students a unique opportunity to explore the islands and the varied heritage of this multicultural society. Open to all majors; courses taught in English.

Oslo, NorwayOslo, Norway

Explore Peace and Conflict Studies and Norway’s successful implementation globally with respect to aid for developing countries and conflict resolution. Courses are taught in English.

Telemark, NorwayTelemark, Norway

Open to all language levels, the Telemark University College program offers Scandinavian Studies, International Tourism & Innovation, Business, and Alpine Ecology. Language courses available; other courses taught in English.


PLU International Honors Program in Social Justice in Oxford, England. Throughout history, some of the most exceptional people have studied at Oxford. Now PLU IHON students have a chance to study in this remarkable location.

Windhoek, NamibiaWindhoek, Namibia

This new program offers courses in Education, Natural Sciences and Nursing. Internship option; courses taught in English.

Featured Semester Programs

GranadaGranada, Spain

This program, offered through the ILACA Consortium, focuses on language study; a minimum of four semesters of college-level Spanish is required. Students live with host families and can study in fall or spring. Space available in Spring 2015 program!!

LondonLondon, England

This program, offered through the AHA International, focuses on the Humanities. Students live with host families and can study in fall or spring. Internship option available.

PLU Course Equivalencies

Use the online Interactive Guide to see how students have used study away credit from the PLU Gateway & Featured Programs at PLU. This tool serves as a starting point for academic planning. If a course equivalency is not listed, it may be requested from the appropriate academic department.