Journey for January Term

Each January, PLU offers a variety of local and global faculty-led study away courses.  These intensive short-term travel programs are academically integrated experiences, carefully planned and administered by PLU faculty and Wang Center staff.

Tuition for J-Term courses is included in PLU’s comprehensive fee.  Study away participants pay a program fee to cover travel costs, such as airfare, housing accommodations, some meals, local transportation, study tours and entrance fees.

NOTE: Undergraduate students must complete 12 credits and maintain full-time status in the Fall or Spring semester to enroll in J-Term credits at no additional charge.  If students are only registered as part-time, tuition will be assessed in addition to the J-Term study away program fee.

J-Term Study Away Course Offerings

J-Term Study Away Application Process:

All J-Term 2017 study away programs are closed.

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


Please check back in January 2017 to see the list of approved program offerings for J-Term 2018.

Please review these important dates:

  • January 2017: Approved program offerings for J-Term 2018 are announced.
  • April 15, 2017: J-Term 2018 application deadline.

** 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 offers support for the following BMBA 509 Global Business Perspectives programs:
Please contact the School of Business if you are interested in these program opportunities, 253-535-7244 or

  • January 12-22, 2017 – Switzerland
    BMBA 509, Global Business Perspectives
    Dr. Fabio Ambrosio
  • Spring Break 2017 – Brazil
    BMBA 509, Global Business Perspectives
    Dr. Chung-Shing Lee