Explore Global Education Opportunities through PLU

PLU values global education as a pathway to excellence. We support Lutes – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the broader community – in their exploration of global systems, contemporary international problems, and the complexity of cultures forged over centuries through interactions across diverse societies. PLU offers an array of global opportunities on and off campus. These experiences expose Lutes to the world in all its complexity, and prepares us to engage as thoughtful, reflective, empathetic, productive global citizens.

These opportunities include: individual courses, major/minor programs, study abroad, community-engaged learning, internships, supported research, on-campus events and post-graduate opportunities. Come and explore the world with us.

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A Global Education

Our on-campus courses and programs, from general education to majors and minors, support all students in navigating global society.

Chinese & Chinese Studies

Environmental Studies

French & Francophone Studies

Gen Ed Curriculum

Gender, Sexuality & Race Studies

Global & Cultural Studies

Global Studies

Hispanic & Latino Studies

Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Interdisciplinary Programs

International Honors Program

MBA: International Experience

Native American & Indigenous Studies

Peace Corp Prep Program

Peace Scholars Program

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Lutes in the World

The Wang Center for Global and Community Engaged Education offers an array of immersive international and domestic educational and cultural experiences many led by faculty.

Semester-Long Study Abroad Programs

Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

Other Global Education Opportunities

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International Students: Bringing the World to PLU

Through the International Student Center, PLU invites future LUTES from around the globe to join our learning community.

International Admission

International Pathway Program

International Student Services

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Locally Global

PLU’s approach to global education highlights global-local connections and community at PLU and beyond, including a Global Community residence hall, the Parkland Literacy Center and the Scandinavian Cultural Center, and celebrations of spiritual diversity.

Center for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability

Confucius Institute

Kreidler Global Hall

Language Resource Center

Parkland Literacy Center

Religious and Spiritual Diversity

Scandinavian Cultural Center

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Thinking Globally

Open your mind by attending one of PLU’s free events featuring world-renowned academics, activists, film makers, diplomats, and more.

César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Latino Studies Lecture

Chris Stevens Memorial Lecture

Lutheran Studies Conference

Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education

Wang Symposium

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Post-Graduation Global Opportunities

Congratulations, you have a college degree! Now what? Alums are able to continue their global journey through fellowships like the Fulbright, joining the Peace Corps, getting a graduate degree abroad, working locally for an international business or non-profit, or taking advantage of PLU-led alumni travel experiences.

Alumni Travel

Scholarships & Fellowships

Fulbright Program