J-Term Programs

A J-Term study away program is held in January, between the Fall and Spring semesters.  These short-term, faculty-led study away programs are intensive academic experiences that are initiated, organized, and carried out by members of the PLU faculty, with assistance from the Wang Center for Global Education.  Each J-Term, students immerse themselves in a new country, culture or discipline that they many have never imagined.

NOTE: Students must be registered as full-time in the Fall or Spring semesters to receive J-Term study away credits at no charge.  If students are only registered as part-time, tuition charges will apply in addition to the published J-Term study away program fees.

J-Term 2017 Study Away Course Offerings

J-Term Study Away Application Process:

The Wang Center will continue to accept applications for J-Term 2017 on a space available basis until September 30, 2016 for international programs and November 18, 2016 for Washington State programs.

Click on the button below to view the J-Term 2017 program offerings and to access the online application.
PLU J-Term study away programs are featured with a yellow star Yellow Star.

A $50 non-refundable application fee is required.
If accepted, a $300 non-refundable program payment to confirm participation is due within two weeks of the acceptance date, or as noted otherwise.

Please review these important dates:

  • April 18: Application deadline.
  • May 6: Acceptance notifications.
  • May 27: Confirmation deposits due.
  • September 30: Final extended application deadline for international programs (space available basis only).
  • November 18: Final extended application deadline for Washington State programs (space available basis only).

** Wang Center staff regularly assess the political situations at all PLU program sites in light of student safety and health so that you have a safe and productive educational experience while studying away. **

The Wang Center supported the following 2016 BMBA 509 Global Perspectives programs:

  • January 2016 – India
    Dr. Gaurav Gupta
  • Spring Break 2016 – Costa Rica
    Dr. Ufuk Ince


The Wang Center will support the following BMBA 509 Global Perspectives programs in 2017:
Please contact the School of Business if you are interested in these program opportunities, 253-535-7244 or business@plu.edu.

  • January 2017 – Switzerland
    BMBA 509, Global Business Perspectives
    Dr. Fabio Ambrosio
  • Spring Break 2017 – Brazil
    BMBA 509, Global Business Perspectives
    Dr. Chung-Shing Lee