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 2025 IMPORTANT DATES

 

  • January 2024: J-Term 2025 study away course offerings announced
  • February 1st: Applications open for J-Term 2025 study away programs and Global Scholar Award
  • April 15th: Application deadline for J-Term 2025 study away programs and Global Scholar Award
    (It is strongly recommended that students apply early)
  • May 3rd: J-Term 2025 Decision Date
  • May 17th: J-Term 2025 Confirmation Deadline
  • Late May: Global Scholar Award Decision Date
  • Late Summer–early Fall: Rolling deadlines for select programs

Explore J-Term 2025 Programs

International Programs

J-Term 2025 Bahamas | Tropical Marine Ecology
BIOL 363 | Tropical Marine Ecology

This program is still accepting applications!

J-Term 2025: England
ARTD 383 (CX) or IHON 260 (H2) | The Arts and Society: How Museums Make Meaning
J-Term 2025: England and Ireland
NURS 287 (VW) | Is Death Allowed?: An International Comparative Look at End-of-Life Policies

This program is still accepting applications!

J-Term 2025: Mexico
NURS 487/587/687 | Social Determinants of Health in Oaxaca: Understanding the Complexities

This program is still accepting applications!

Note: this course is open to undergraduate and graduate students

J-Term 2025 Northern Ireland
ENGL 387 (ES) or SOCI 387 (ES) | Public Memory and Social Identity in Northern Ireland
J-Term 2025 Switzerland
EDUC 385 (GE) | Comparative Education
J-Term 2025 Tobago
SOCW 325 (VW, GE) | Social, Health, and Educational Services in Tobago

This program is still accepting applications!

HISP 201 (VW, GE)/HISP 202 (VW, GE)/HISP 331 (VW, GE)/HISP 403 | Intensive Spanish and Culture in Uruguay

This program is still accepting applications!

Domestic Programs

J-Term 2025 Holden Village
RELI 226 (RL, VW) | Christian Ethics

This program is still accepting applications!

J-Term 2025 Washington D.C.
POLS 287 | The Presidency

This program is still accepting applications!

*APPLICATION TIPS*

  • 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 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

  • No tuition fee for J-Term study away courses
  • Program fees differ for each J-Term study away course based on the cost of travel to the site, what is included in the experience, and other factors. The Wang Center aims to keep J-Term study away program fees as low as possible.
  • Global Scholar Awards provide up to a 20% reduction of the final program fee or maximum of $1,000
  • Explore and apply for external study away scholarships – for example, students who are US citizens and receive a Pell Grant could be eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship.
  • Read over the J-Term 2025 Study Away Financial Planning Sheet

** 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. **

J-Term Study Away Archive