Summer Programs

BUSA 485/495 – Tap In: How Non-Profits and Social Businesses Impact the World

This course includes a course on campus during the spring semester and a week-long program in Nicaragua in June. Dates are still being worked out for Summer 2018, so check back again later for more details.

Participants will study away and experience global nonprofit operations, teach hygiene lessons, dig a well, see entrepreneurship emerge and build relationships while earning course credit and/or internship credit.

Visit the School of Business site for more information.

Approved Programs

Some of the approved programs offer study away opportunities during the summer. Because programs may very, be sure to check internal application due dates on the approved programs’ webpage. Alert your study away advisor of any due dates prior to PLU’s summer application deadline.

Please note that not all financial aid covers summer coursework; contact Financial Aid for information.

Arcadia University, College of Global Studies

(CIEE) Council on International Educational Exchange

(CYA) College Year in Athens

(DIS) Danish Institute for Study Abroad

(IES) Institute for the International Education of Students

University of Oslo – The International Summer School

(ISEP) International Student Exchange Programs

(SFS) The School for Field Studies

(SIT) School for International Training

PLU students are pre-approved by PLU to participate on Approved study abroad programs. You must first apply through PLU before starting an application with the Approved program provider.

Search for the Approved program of your choice using the online application system, Terra Dotta. Once you have found the program, click “Apply Now” and login using your PLU epass to complete the application.

Application Components:

  • Online application
  • Short essays
  • Faculty recommendation form (1)
  • $50 application fee
  • Due March 15, 2018 for Summer 2018

Other (Funded) Summer Opportunities

Wang Research Grants

Students who have had study away and cross-cultural experiences are encouraged to apply for funding to conduct an international independent research project. Find out more information here.

Peace Scholars Program

Two PLU students are selected each year to participate in this intensive summer program centered on peacebuilding, conflict and war. Find out more information here.

US-UK Fulbright Commission

First and second year students are eligible to apply for a full-ride scholarship for summer study in the United Kingdom through the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Find out more information here.