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 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).
  • December 2: 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 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