Wang Center for Global Education


100 Fulbright Scholars

Five more PLU grads (all Study Away alums!) received Fulbrights this year, bringing the university's total to an even 100. Read more about what our newest scholars will be doing next year.

PLU Film Team in Namibia

This summer, six Lutes are in Namibia filming a documentary about the nine Namibians who studied at PLU in the 1990s.  Learn more about their project.

Travel Talk: Neal Sobania on Ethiopia

On May 22 PLU History Professor Neal Sobania will give a presentation at Annie Wright, "Markets, Monks and Manuscripts: 20 Years of Travel in Northern Ethiopia." Click here to learn more

Increased Career Opportunities Through Study Away  

Check out this article about how studying away can boost your resume and your job opportunities! 

Spy Recruiting and Study Abroad

A recent FBI video warns American students of how they could be made recruiting targets by foreign intelligence agencies. Read more in this New York Times article

Film Screening and Discussion of Privilege in Study Away

Join our Sojourner Advocates April 17th at 6:30pm in Ingram 100 for an event, "Unpacking the Invisible Suitcase: A discussion of intersecting privileges in study away." Learn more about this event

Nobel Peace Prize Forum Livestream

Watch livestreamed addresses from the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and participate in live Q&A March 7-9 on the PLU campus. Click here to learn more

Wang Center Wins Quigg Award

On December 19th, the Wang Center received the Carol Sheffels Quigg Award for Excellence and Innovation supporting "projects to enhance the quality, efficiencies and sustainable practices" of our Study Away programs and office.

PLU in Top Ten Nationally for Study Abroad 

In the most recent Open Doors study published by the Institute of International Education, PLU ranked #9 amongst US Master's Institutions for undergraduate participation in study abroad. 

Is Study Abroad Essential?

How important is it for American students to spend time learning overseas? Read More of this New York Times article

Namibian Delegation Visits PLU

Included among the delegation of Namibian dignitaries touring the Pacific Lutheran University campus last week was a proud alumnus, Edwin Tjiramba, who delighted in sharing his fond memories of PLU. Read more.

PLU Top Placer in the Peace Corps

This year, Pacific Lutheran University ranks No.18 on Peace Corps’ 2013 Top Colleges for small schools. Read full article.

J-Term 2013 - Crime and Punishment in the UK

Students from the 2013 J-Term course "Crime and Punishment in the UK" were featured on several UK websites. Check out their stories from the Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Facebook Page and the Scottish Prison Service's website.

PLU Named Top Producer of Fulbright

The Chronicle of Higher Education named PLU a top producer of Fulbright for 2012-13. Currently four PLU graduates are abroad as Fulbright Scholars. Read about them here.

The State of Global Education in Washington

Global Washington is a non-profit, membership based organization committed to strengthening the global development sector of Washington State. In the past year, Global Washington began to explore the importance of global education, specifically for Washington students, and discovered the significance of global understanding in today's world. The Global Education Initiative, a subcommittee of Global WA, recently released a report outlining the state of global education in Washington, providing a rationale for global education, highlighting best practices, and presenting recommendations for improvement. Read the Executive Summary

Higher Salary and Study Abroad

Ever wondered about the relationship between study abroad and employability? Check out this recent study from IES Abroad. The research found that study away enhances one's opportunity to find jobs sooner after graduation - and at a higher salary!