PLU is among the most internationally active schools in the nation, offering programs that will help students:
Be aware of their own place and culture in the world, and understand the interrelation of socio-political, economic, scientific, cultural, religious, and linguistic facets of human life
Be sensitive to the historical, multinational, religious, and social roots of diverse cultures, and learn to value and promote global harmony and diplomacy
Be curious about other cultures and work to understand them through experiences within those cultures
Develop skills for navigating in a globally interconnected world by taking on- and off-campus courses that incorporate global and intercultural dimensions, and by attaining proficiency in a second language
Study Abroad Ranking
PLU regularly places among the top ten Master's degree universities in the United States for percentage of students engaged in international study.
Global Scholarship and Faculty/Staff Development
As of May 2014, 100 PLU graduates have received Fulbright scholarships for post-graduate study and research abroad since 1975 in addition to several other international scholarships.
Awards, Recognition and Grant Support
PLU and the Wang Center have received several awards and recognitions as well as more than $5.5 million in grant funding in support of excellence in global education.
Global Education On-Campus
In addition to a wide variety of study away programs, PLU has several academic departments and programs offering on-campus global education.