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Upcoming Events!

On-Campus

  • New Student Arrival
    • September 3, 2019
  • Residence Hall Association Block Party
    • September 7, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
    • Red Square
  • Student Activities Board Activities
    • September 8, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Anderson University Center, Room 140
  • Involvement Fair
    • September 13, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
    • Foss Field (lower campus)
    • See what clubs and activities you can take part in during your year at PLU!

Off-Campus

  • Washington State Fair
    • Dates: August 30 – September 22
    • Cost: $14
    • Transportation: None (not a program-sponsored event)
  • Free Museum Day and Artwalk
    • Date: September 19, 3 – 8 pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Downtown Tacoma
    • Every third Thursday, the museums in downtown Tacoma are free to visit and many local art galleries have special events. Visit the Washington State History Museum (3-8pm), Foss Waterway Seaport (4-8pm), the Tacoma Art Museum (5-8pm), and the Museum of Glass (5-8pm).
  • Tacoma Night Market
    • Date: September 21, 5 – 10 pm
    • Cost: Free
    • Location: Alma Mater, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA
    • Very different from night markets in Asia, Tacoma’s Night Market is a monthly event where you can check out local artists, vendors, artists, and musicians while eating tasty food.

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ABC Program Schedule 2019-20

  • September 3: Arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
    • Transportation to Pacific Lutheran University
    • Check into residence hall and get PLU ID card
    • Welcome Dinner

  • September 4 – 6: Orientation and English proficiency testing
    • Shopping trip(s)

  • September 7 – 8: Free time and option PLU social activities

  • September 9 – 13: Orientation and English language instruction
    • Visits to PLU departments like Outdoor Recreation and services like the Library
    • Trip to downtown Tacoma for the farmer’s market, sightseeing, and a photo competition

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
9a - 12pEnglish Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
3p - 6pIntroduction to American Business
Instructor: Mikel Edwards
Business Finance
Instructor: Ben Chen
Introduction to American Business
Instructor: Mikel Edwards
Business Finance
Instructor: Ben Chen
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
9a - 12pEnglish Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
3p - 6pGlobal Management
Instructor: Mikel Edwards
Supply Chain Management
Instructor: Dan Pass
Global Management
Instructor: Mikel Edwards
Supply Chain Management
Instructor: Dan Pass

Holidays

  • November 27 – December 1, 2019: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 23, 2019 – January 1, 2020: Winter Break

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
9a - 12pEnglish Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
1p - 4pProject Management
Instructor: Mikel Edwards
Information Systems
Instructor: Dan Pass
Project Management
Instructor: Mikel Edwards
Information Systems
Instructor: Dan Pass

Holidays

  • January 20, 2020: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • January 27 – 31, 2020: Spring Festival
  • February 17, 2020: President’s Day

Spring Break: March 22 - 29, 2019

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
9a - 12pEnglish Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
English Language and Culture
Instructor: Rebekah Law
1p - 4pPrinciples of Marketing
Instructor: to be determined
EntrepreneurshipEnglish Language and Culture
Instructor: Dan Pass
English Language and Culture
Instructor: to be determined
Entrepreneurship
Instructor: Dan Pass

Holidays

  • April 10, 2020: Easter Break

Final Presentations: May 21, 2019

End of Year Banquet: May 21, 2019

Departure: May 22, 2019