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.


  • January 2020: J-Term 2021 study away course offerings announced
  • February 6: J-Term 2021 study away application opens
  • March 11: Study Away Fair [10am-2pm in AUC Regency Room]
  • April 1: Final program fees posted for J-Term 2021
  • April 15: J-Term 2021 study away application deadline
    (It is strongly recommended that students apply early)
  • April 15: Global Scholar Award application deadline
  • May 1: J-Term 2021 acceptance notifications
  • May 6: Celebratory Orientation for accepted J-Term 2021 participants [5:30-7:30pm in AUC, CK Hall]
  • May 13: Global Scholar Award recipients notified
  • May 15: J-Term 2021 confirmation deadline


  • Students may only submit one J-Term study away program application
  • Within the application, applicants may list their 2nd or 3rd choice programs
  • If a student is not selected for their 1st choice program, a Wang Center staff member may contact the applicant before the May 1st decision date. Instructions will be provided to the student for how they can revise and resubmit their application in order to receive consideration for their 2nd choice program
  • It is strongly recommended that students apply early!
  • Each program has a minimum and maximum capacity

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


** 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 2021 – Panama
    Dr. Ben Chen
  • March 2021 – Germany
    Dr. Ralph Flick

J-Term Study Away Archive