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 2021: J-Term 2022 study away course offerings announced
  • February 1: Applications open for J-Term 2022 study away programs and Global Scholar Award
  • April 1: Final program fees posted for J-Term 2022
  • April 15: Application deadline for J-Term 2022 study away programs and Global Scholar Award
    (It is strongly recommended that students apply early)
  • May 7th: J-Term 2022 Decision Date
  • May 21st: Global Scholar Award Decision Date
  • TBD: J-Term 2022 Confirmation Deadline/Commitment Forfeiture Fee


  • 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
  • Check back in January for the J-Term 2022 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. **

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

  • June 2021 – Costa Rica
    Dr. Ben Chen
  • June 2021 – Germany
    Dr. Ralph Flick
  • June 2021 – Peru
    Dr. Mark Mulder

J-Term Study Away Archive