Study Away Program Search by Academic Discipline
PLU offers a wide range of program offerings in order to meet unique student needs and make study away accessible. In collaboration with department Chairs, we have narrowed the options by identifying a handful of ideal program options by discipline. Unless otherwise noted, students may explore options beyond these lists.
NOTE: At this time, only a limited number of majors are represented below. The Wang Center is working with departments to keep this content current. Check back often for updates! If you do not see your major represented below, please contact a Study Away Advisor to discuss program options.
PLU Gateway Oslo, Norway (Fall)
The Peace and Conflict program in Oslo is taught by practitioners active in the United Nations, the Nobel Peace Prize, and peace research. These compelling courses taken in English among Norwegian and students from around the globe fit well into the Communications Conflict and Peacebuilding concentration. Review the Course Equivalency Guide for established COMA equivalencies for this program.
PLU Gateway Trinidad & Tobago (Spring)
In addition to delving into the various cultures of this English-speaking 2-island nation, students take two courses at the University of West Indies which offers various courses in Communication. The Course Equivalency Guide shows the COMA classes that recent past participants have taken, and other equivalencies may be established.
PLU Featured London Liberal Arts with Internship (GEO) (COMA focus in Spring)
In addition to English, Theatre and Political Science courses, the Media course offered in the spring in combination with an Internship in London make this experiential program a good fit for Communication majors and minors. Each course places an important emphasis on experiential learning, transforming the entire city of London into your classroom by incorporating several local outings and excursions.
CIEE Czech Republic (Fall or Spring)
The Communication, New Media and Journalism program in Prague offers coursework in English that fits well into PLU requirements. Media Internship option.
SIT Morocco (Fall or Spring)
SIT programs offer an intentional curriculum that focuses on a critical global issue which is explored individually through research. Field Studies in Journalism and New Media provides Arabic language study, critical review of journalism, research methods and an independent project.
DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Denmark (Fall or Spring)
Students select one core Communication course on this English-taught program in Denmark, and then select from a large variety of Communication courses and other electives. Within the core course, students conduct a week long study tour outside of Denmark.
Though most students study during J-Term or the semester, there are some compelling summer Communication programs worth noting.
The Semester London program above also features a summer Journalism option, taught by well-known practitioners in the field.
PLU Gateway Windhoek, Namibia (Spring)
This English-speaking African nation offers Education coursework at a major research university in Southern Africa. This PLU program also provides cultural and regional exploration and a Practicum option for Education majors in local schools.
EDUC 385 (C) Comparative Education (Namibia)
PLU Gateway Oaxaca, Mexico (Fall)
Designed for Hispanic Studies majors and minors, this immersive program is ideal for students interested in language, culture and social justice. This program also offers and internship experience. Review the Course Equivalency Guide for established HISP equivalencies for this program.
PLU Featured ILACA Granada, Spain (Fall or Spring, Spring recommended)
Immersive program for Hispanic Studies majors and minors. PLU students earn more credits toward the major during the spring semester when they take the ILACA faculty-taught course in the spring. Review the Course Equivalency Guide for established HISP equivalencies for this program.
Though the preferred Hispanic Studies programs are Oaxaca and Granada, some HISP major/minor credit may also be granted on these Approved Programs:
CIEE Buenos Aires, Argentina (Fall or Spring)
Offering Spanish-taught courses at FLACSO & local universities, this program is ideal for students interested in studying Latin American and Argentine issues.
CIEE Santiago, Chile (Fall or Spring)
Students study Spanish-taught courses at a CIEE study center and the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. The program includes a home stay experience, several excursions, and opportunities for community service, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
IES Abroad Santiago, Chile (Fall or Spring)
Students choose from IES Abroad area studies courses and local university courses, and have additional program options such as a Health Studies option and service learning opportunities.
HISP 201, 202, 301, 402 (C) Intensive Spanish and Culture in Uruguay
PLU Featured SIT Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding (Fall or Spring)
Examine the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and that country’s efforts to foster peace, unity, and reconciliation. Travel to northern Uganda to experience everyday life in this post-conflict region, and learn how collective strategies of remembrance are being used to counteract genocide denial. Independent Study Project included.
PLU Featured SIT: Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans (Fall or Spring)
Examine peacebuilding, post-conflict transformation, and the impact of international intervention on state formation, human rights, and transitional justice in the Balkans.
(Fall or Spring)
For students with at least 4 semester of college-level German, this program draws upon Berlin’s rich culture and traditions to connect coursework with the living history of the city. IES Abroad courses are taught by local faculty, and a variety of academic options are available at local universities. Courses available in a variety of disciplines, including Holocaust & Genocide Studies.
Though most students study during J-Term or the semester, there are some compelling summer programs with HGST courses worth noting.
CIEE History + Memory in Berlin & Paris
Through coursework, and exploration of memorials and public space, this program investigates themes of pride, shame, and memory and their role in the contemporary politics and society of both Germany and France.
SIT Uganda and Rwanda: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Lake Victoria Basin
Examine the root causes of conflict and genocide and measures to foster resettlement and reconciliation in Rwanda and Uganda.
PLU Gateway Telemark, Norway
For students interested in Outdoor Rec or Health Promotion, Norway offers a culture that is deeply rooted in its physical environment. Hands-on classes bring both Kinesiology and this cultural value to life. The Fall program offers two program track options. Review the Course Equivalency Guide for established KINS equivalencies for this program.
PLU Gateway Windhoek, Namibia
This English-speaking African nation offers science coursework at a major research university in Southern Africa. This PLU program also provides cultural and regional exploration and an internship option.
DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Denmark
Taught in English, this program offers a variety of Pre-Medicine and Health Science coursework with in-depth study tours that take students outside Copenhagen.
PLU Featured University of Aberdeen Scotland
Spend the semester in sports science courses among Scottish students in this Direct Enroll program. This is a natural fit for Pre-Physical Therapy students, among other KINS majors.
IES – University of Sydney, Australia
An English-speaking university, the University of Sydney provides coursework in Exercise and Sports Science in this independent Direct Enroll study away option.
PLU Gateway Trinidad & Tobago (Spring)
In addition to delving into the various cultures of this English-speaking 2-island nation (including the musical traditions of Carnival, such as Steel Pan and Calypso), students take two courses at the University of West Indies (UWI) which offers various courses in Music. The Course Equivalency Guide shows the MUSC classes that recent past participants have taken, and other equivalencies may be established. Ensemble and performance opportunities available at UWI.
PLU Featured IES Abroad Vienna – Music (Fall or Spring)
Taught in English, this program is ideal for students majoring or minoring in Music, and offers you the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of courses focusing on Music and European Culture and Society.
PLU Featured IES Abroad Milan – Music: Tradition & Innovation (Fall or Spring)
Taught in English, this program has a full range of opportunities for instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, and performance majors, in partnership with both the Civica Scuola di Musica, the Conservatorio G. Verdi, and the Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra.
IES Abroad Amsterdam Direct Enrollment – Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Fall or Spring)
Taught in English, this Direct Enroll program integrates you fully into the largest and most diverse music conservatory in the Netherlands. Instruction offered in classical and jazz music performance, theory, and composition with other students dedicated to the study of music.
PLU Featured University of Aberdeen Scotland (Fall or Spring)
Spend the semester in music courses among Scottish students in this Direct Enroll program. Ensemble, performance, and private lesson opportunities available.
Though most students study during J-Term or the semester, there are some compelling summer programs with MUSC courses worth noting.
Vienna Summer: Music History & Performance
Study music history and performance in Vienna, a city recognized around the world for its influence on the development of classical music. No language Prerequisites; earn 6-10 credits.
CIEE Paris: Summer Contemporary Music Creation + Critique
Blending theory and intensive practice, this program gives students interested in contemporary music and composition, hands-on access to cutting-edge acoustic technology at an institution renowned for its research and experimentation in music composition.