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 2020 Study Away Programs

Download a PDF of the J-Term 2020 study away course offerings to view the list of all the program details and program fees at-a-glance.

The application for J-Term 2020 study away courses has closed.
**J-Term 2021 study away course offerings will be posted here in January 2020**


  • January 2019: J-Term 2020 study away course offerings announced
  • February 6: J-Term 2020 study away application opens
  • March 13: Study Away Fair [10am-2pm in AUC Regency Room]
  • April 1: Final program fees posted for J-Term 2020
  • April 15: J-Term 2020 study away application deadline
    (NOTE: some courses may close early)
  • April 15: Global Scholar Award application deadline
  • May 3: J-Term 2020 acceptance notifications
  • May 15: Global Scholar Award recipients notified
  • May 17: J-Term 2020 confirmation deadline
  • September 18: Study Away Fair [10am-2pm in AUC]
  • September 30: Extended Application Deadline for J-Term 2020 International Programs (space available basis only, rolling admission)
  • November 1: Extended Application Deadline for J-Term 2020 Domestic Programs (space available basis only, rolling admission)

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 2020 – Singapore and Bangkok
    Dr. Rao Kowtha
  • March 2020 – South Korea
    Dr. Chung-Shing Lee

J-Term Study Away Archive