Journey Away for January Term

Each January, PLU offers a variety of local and global faculty-led study away courses.  These intensive short-term travel programs are academically integrated experiences, carefully planned and administered by PLU faculty and Wang Center staff.  J-Term study away courses are Global Scholar Award eligible and students are encouraged to check out these external scholarship/funding resources.

J-Term 2019 Study Away Programs

Explore study away options for J-Term 2019 in any of the following ways:

  • click on the ‘J-Term 2019 Program Search’ button below,
  • gather course flyers and add your name to interest lists at the Study Away Fair [March 2nd / Sept. 19th, 10am-2pm in AUC Regency Room]; connect with faculty leaders and past program participants,
  • open the J-Term 2019 study away list for a complete view of the offerings


  • January 2018: J-Term 2019 study away course offerings announced
  • February 7th: J-Term 2019 study away application opened
  • March 2nd: Study Away Fair [10am-2pm in AUC Regency Room]
  • March 22nd: J-Term Greece application closed at 5:00pm
  • April 1st: Final program fees posted for J-Term 2019 international programs
  • April 10th: Final program fees posted for J-Term 2019 domestic programs
  • April 15th: J-Term 2019 study away application deadline
  • May 1st: Global Scholar Award application deadline
  • May 4th: J-Term 2019 acceptance notifications
  • May 15th: Global Scholar Award recipients notified
  • May 18th: J-Term 2019 confirmation deadline
  • May 31st: Extended application deadline for select J-Term courses (space available basis only)
  • Sept. 30th: Extended application deadline for select J-Term courses (space available basis only)
  • Nov. 1st: Extended application deadline for select J-Term courses (space available basis only)

Things to Know about Financing Your J-Term Study Away Experience

  • If students maintain their full-time registration at PLU (12 credits minimum) for either the Fall semester before or the Spring semester after J-Term, participants will not pay any additional tuition for their J-Term study away course
  • Each J-Term study away course has a different program fee, depending on the cost of travel and cost of living at the study away location
  • Global Scholar Awards provide a 20% reduction
  • Click here to access a listing of external study away scholarships
  • Click here for more payment options


** Wang Center staff regularly assess the political situations at all PLU program sites in light of student safety and health so that you have a safe and productive educational experience while studying away. **

The Wang Center offers support for the following BMBA 509 Global Business Perspectives programs:
Please contact the School of Business if you are interested in these program opportunities, 253-535-7244 or

  • January 2019 – Chile
    Dr. Chung-Shing Lee
  • March 2019 – Germany
    Dr. Ralph Flick

J-Term Study Away Archive