Semester/Full-Year Study Away
Studying Away on a Gateway or Featured semester program, you receive PLU credit and can fulfill degree requirements to stay on track to graduate. On Gateway or Featured programs, you would pay PLU tuition, room and board, and student fees, and scholarships and financial aid apply. There are study abroad scholarships available as well!
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PLU Gateway Semester Programs
PLU Gateway semester programs are designed and managed by the Wang Center in partnership with PLU faculty. These programs include a $750 flight credit to offset the cost of airfare, and students can apply for PLU’s financial need-based Global Scholar Award as well.
Continuity and Change in an Emerging World Power
Chinese Language, Chinese Studies, Business, Political Science, History, GenEd | Fall or Full Year | No language prerequisite
IHON-Oxford International Honors Program
IHON, Multidisciplinary | Program participants pursue individualized courses of study in tutorials with Oxford scholars, while also exploring place-based learning with an IHON faculty member | Fall or Spring
Development, Culture, Environment and Social Change in Mexico
Spanish, Hispanic and Latino Studies, Anthropology, History, Art, Natural Sciences, GenEd, Internship | Fall | Courses taught in Spanish, at least 4-5 college semesters of Spanish (or equivalent) required
Cultural Immersion for Education and the Natural & Social Sciences
Natural Sciences, Environmental Studies, Business, Nordic Studies, or Kinesiology
Peace and Conflict Studies
Trinidad and Tobago
Heritage, Cultural Fusion and Sustainability in the Southern Caribbean
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Environmental Science, Sustainability, Business, Development and Social Justice, Music, Gen Ed, Internship | Spring | English speaking country, no language prerequisite
Featured Semester Programs
PLU offers an array of Featured semester study away programs across the globe. Administered by partner institutions or study away provider organizations, these programs align with our mission and typically have a long history of PLU student participation or historical ties to PLU.
Approved Semester Programs
A PLU Approved Program is a study away summer, semester, or year-long program that is offered by a study away provider organization and is only recommended to students who are unable to find a program that fits their academic needs among the PLU Gateway or Featured programs. These programs cost the listed program fee on the provider’s website plus a $1,500 administrative fee. This covers the PLU credit earned, housing, study tours (depends on the program), emergency medical insurance, and sometimes meals. Program costs are generally comparable to PLU’s comprehensive fee (tuition, fees and room and board). Depending on the cost of the Approved Program in comparison to the PLU comprehensive fee (tuition, fees and room and board) PLU scholarships/financial aid is typically reduced according to the difference in cost between the program and the PLU comprehensive fee. State and federal financial aid applies. We recommend applying for program-specific scholarships. Students will need to apply through the Wang Center first for the program, and then through the provider, if approved.