Areas for Consideration
Consider how long you want to immerse yourself in another culture. Programs range from a week to a year, and everywhere in between.
Semester and Full-Year
Get the biggest bang for your buck! Studying Away on a PLU Gateway or Featured semester program, you get to use financial aid, PLU gift aid and scholarships while earning PLU credit toward your degree. Program costs are comparable to being at PLU, plus there are study abroad scholarships available.
Start off by learning about Semester Study Away here!
J-Term programs are led by a PLU faculty member, cover a wide range of subjects, and range in location from the Tacoma Hill Top to Tanzania. The chance to participate in these international and domestic study programs lets you immerse yourself in a country, culture or discipline that you never imagined – and get credit for it, too.
Some Approved program provider organizations that we partner with offer study away opportunities during the summer. Please note that not all financial aid covers summer coursework.
Meet with the Study Away Advisor to learn more, and discuss your plans with your academic advisors.
Intended Education students can fulfill GenEds on a number of programs prior to enrolling in the education program. To earn EDUC credit and fulfill major requirements, enrolled education students are encouraged to consider the Namibia Gateway semester program: Namibia coursework lines up with the junior year Education curriculum at PLU.
There has also been a Comparative Education J-Term course offered in Namibia that is a good fit for Education students in their senior year. J-Term course offerings change each year; in January, study away course offerings for J-Term of the following are announced.