Studying Away at PLU

2022-23 Prospective Student Study Away FAQs

Given the ongoing worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many PLU community members have questions about study away during this time. As the situation changes, the 2021-22 FAQs will continue to be updated.

PLU is a globally focused university that remains committed to providing high quality study away programs as a high-impact experiential practice that enhances students’ capacity for critical thought, written and verbal expression, intercultural communication,  as well as their knowledge about the interconnectedness of the world through the exploration of links between classroom learning and community settings at home and abroad.  

Many PLU study away programs resumed in Summer and Fall 2021 in a limited capacity. Many study away programs will continue to operate with limited capacity until further notice, so please keep that in mind when applying! The Wang Center, in partnership with university officials, will continue to monitor risk to health, safety, wellbeing, and impact of PLU programs on local communities related to COVID 19 in PLU program locations.

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.

Overview of Study Away at PLU

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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.

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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!

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Study Away 101

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

Study Away 101