PLU is a globally focused university that remains committed to providing high quality study away programs as a high-impact practice that enhances students’ capacity for critical thought, written and verbal expression, intercultural communication,  as well as their knowledge about the interconnectedness of the world through the exploration of links between classroom learning and community settings at home and abroad.  

While it is our sincere hope that PLU study away will resume in the near future, the continued spread of COVID-19 and related disruptions of domestic and global travel hinder our ability to identify an exact restart date.  

The Wang Center, in partnership with university officials, will continue to assess risk to health, safety, wellbeing, and impact of PLU programs on local communities related to COVID 19 in PLU program locations. 


Beginning June 7th, all staff will be working remotely and the Wang Center building will be closed.

Wang Center employees can be reached via email between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Welcome to the Wang Center

Educating to achieve a just, healthy, sustainable and peaceful world, both locally and globally.

The Mission of the Wang Center for Global and Community Engaged Education:

Working collaboratively with academic units and disciplines of Pacific Lutheran University, the Wang Center is dedicated to supporting faculty, students and staff with the resources necessary to advance PLU’s distinction and vision for global education of “educating to achieve a just, healthy, sustainable and peaceful world” through faculty development and grant opportunities, delivery of study away programs, on-campus programming on pressing world issues, and a commitment to best practices when engaging with education partners, both locally and globally.

2020 Study Away Video Contest Winner!

Congratulations to this year’s Wang Center Video Contest winner, Gurjot Kang! Make sure to check out her winning video, “5 Reasons to Study Away” below.

Upcoming Events
Full Calendar

Earn PLU credit and use financial aid to study, intern or research in a global context

Faculty & Staff

Program leadership and research opportunities for PLU faculty, staff and administrators

Global Scholars & Visitors

Visa sponsorship for international visitors hosted by PLU academic departments

News & Events

Keep track of upcoming deadlines and attend globally-focused lectures and symposia