Studying Away at PLU

New Office Hours

Starting September 9th, 2020 the Wang Center will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed from noon to 1 pm for lunch) to the campus community.

Wang Center employees can be reached via email between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

8/4/20 Update – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019)

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to ensure the safety of all of our students and community, J-Term 2021 study away programs have been rescheduled for Summer Term 2021 (select programs have been cancelled). Currently, all Spring 2021 study away programs are continuing as planned. Students are advised, however, that given the fluid and unpredictable nature of the COVID-2019 outbreak, the university will continue to assess risk levels and may suspend and relocate programs if warranted. Should such a change take place, program participants will be notified promptly and informed of alternatives options if available. For more information,

Challenge your perspective!

Study Abroad vs Study Away: PLU values the diversity within the US and therefore offers academic programs both locally and globally. Students earn PLU credit and have access to Financial Aid and Scholarships while studying away for a Semester,Year or Short-Term program. The Wang Center supports students during exploration, pre-departure, while they are away and when they return.

You can find an overview of Study Away at PLU here.

Policy Updates

Lutes, we wanted to bring your attention to a few changes in our policies. 

Beginning in Fall 2021, students can participate in only one Featured semester study away program using all of their financial aid, gift aid and scholarships. Students can participate in multiple Gateway programs using all financial aid, gift aid and scholarships.

The $750 flight credit is only available for Gateway semester study away students, starting in Fall 2021. 

 Students interested in the PLUS Year opportunity can study away during their PLUS Year but only during J-Term. See the PLUS Year FAQs for more details. Although unable to study away during their PLUS Year, students may have more flexibility with their degree planning to study away for a semester before taking a PLUS Year.

The study away application deadline for Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Academic Year 21-22 will be March 15th, 2021. The application deadline for J-Term 2022 will be April 15th, 2021.

Global Education Interest Form

If you're interested in study away and other global education opportunities, fill out this form to get updates about events, info sessions, application deadlines and more!

Interest Form
Study Away 101

To get started learning about study away, watch this video made by our student Global Ambassadors!

Study Away 101
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