Summer Programs

BUSA 485 – Tap In: How Non-Profits and Social Businesses Impact the World

Spring Semester 2016 course on-campus / travel to Nicaragua June 4-11, 2016.

Participants will study away and experience global nonprofit operations, teach hygiene lessons, dig a well, see entrepreneurship emerge and build relationships while earning course credit and/or internship credit.

Application deadline: October 15, 2015

Visit the School of Business site for more information.


PLU students are pre-approved by PLU to participate on Approved study abroad programs. You must first apply through PLU before starting an application with the Approved program provider.

Search for the Approved program of your choice using the online application system, Terra Dotta. Once you have found the program, click “Apply Now” and login using your PLU epass to complete the application.

Application Components:

  • Online application
  • Short essays
  • Faculty recommendation form (1)
  • $50 application fee
  • Due March 14, 2016 for Summer 2016

Wang Research Grants

Students who have already had a significant amount of cross-cultural experience are encouraged to apply for funding to conduct an international independent research project. Find out more information here.

Peace Scholars Program

Two PLU students are selected each year to participate in this intensive summer program centered on peacebuilding, conflict and war. Find out more information here.

US-UK Fulbright Commission

First and second year students are eligible to apply for a full-ride scholarship for summer study in the United Kingdom through the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Find out more information here.