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, approximately 300 students immerse themselves in a new country, culture or discipline that they many have never imagined.
*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 2016 Course Offerings
Click here for a preliminary list of J-Term 2016 study away programs!
Program fees will be finalized during February-April.
An online application will be made available soon.
The J-Term 2016 study away application deadline is April 20th.
Check back frequently for updates!
J-Term 2015 Course Offerings
All J-Term 2015 programs are now closed.
Gina Hames, History
Business and Culture of China and South Korea
Brian Maeng, Business
Environmental Literature in Ecuador and peru: Galapagos, Amazon and Andes
Charles Bergman, English
Language and Culture in the New Germany
Kirsten Christensen, Languages and Literatures
Eternal Summer Gilds Them Yet: The Literature, Legend, and Legacy of Ancient Greece
Tyler Travillian, Languages and Literatures
RELI 213: Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean (RG)
Antonios Finitsis, Religion
Comparative Education - Hungary
Frank Kline, Education
Saraswati: The Exploration of Art, Culture, and Spirituality in Bali
JP Avila, Art
Comparative Education - Namibia
Jan Weiss, Education
Learning While Tramping on the Track of New Zealand
Bradford Moore, Kinesiology
Social, Educational, and Health Services in Tobago
JoDee Keller, Social Work
** 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 following courses received support and approval by the Department Chair, Academic Dean, Global Education Committee, Executive Director of the Wang Center, and Provost, but were canceled for various reasons. This program listing is for informational purposes only.
Economics of Sports
Mark Reiman, Economics
Norris Peterson, Economics
Printmaking in China
Craig Cornwall, Art
**The Wang Center will support two MBA International Experience programs in 2015:
Please contact the School of Business if you are interested in any of these program opportunities, 253-535-7244 or email@example.com.
January 2015 – Peru
Exploring the Wonders of Peru: International Business and Culture
Professor Mark Mulder
Spring Break 2015 – China & Taiwan
Business Culture and Management in East Asia
Professor Chung-Shing Lee