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Mural in Trinidad

PLU's Chris Jordan painted a fantastic mural at a local boys' school while studying away in Trinidad & Tobago during Spring 2014.

Parkland Mural

The Parkland Community Mural Project, founded by study away alum and Wang Grant recipient Saiyare Refaei, was completed August 2014!

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100 Fulbright Scholars

Five more PLU grads (all Study Away alums!) received Fulbrights this year, bringing the university's total to an even 100.

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PLU Film Team in Namibia

This summer, six Lutes traveled to Namibia to film a documentary about the nine Namibians who studied at PLU in the 1990s.

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Check out this article about top-paying liberal arts majors. Another excellent reason to study a foreign language abroad!

Check out this article about how studying away can boost your resume and your job opportunities! 
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
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.
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. 
How important is it for American students to spend time learning overseas? Read More of this New York Times article
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.
This year, Pacific Lutheran University ranks No.18 on Peace Corps’ 2013 Top Colleges for small schools. Read full article.
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.
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.
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
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!

Upcoming Events

Pacific Lutheran University , University Communications , Tacoma, WA 98447 253-535-7180

Dear White People Private Screening

The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college converge after controversy breaks out due to the ill-conceived theme of the campus humor...

SAPET: Gender 101

Location: Kreidler Lounge

Sexuality Awareness & Personal Empowerment Team (SAPET): Gender 101 What is the difference between sex and gender? Aren’t there just two...

Study Away Tabling

Location: Anderson University Center Display Table 1 (Tabling)

Tabling to promote general advising and Study Away 101s

Kreidler Coffee Chats

Location: Kreidler Lounge

Come and enjoy hot coffee or Tea in the Kreidler Lounge with April weekly on Tuesday Afternoons

Returner Reflection Series

Location: Hong Hall Language Resource Center

Students will have 5-6 weeks of debrief sessions following their study abroad experience.

Pumpkin carving due

Counselor's Meeting

Kreidler Halloween Party

Trick or Treat

Location: The CAVE

In partnership with Residential Life, The CAVE will be welcoming the Parkland community to trick or treat in the space. Let us know if you are...

Returner Reflection Series

Location: Hong Hall Language Resource Center

Students will have 5-6 weeks of debrief sessions following their study abroad experience.