Courtney Olsen

Manager of Short-Term Programs


Office Location:Wang Center for Global Education

Status:Working Hybrid

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • B.A., Economics and History, Pacific Lutheran University, 2018
  • M.St., Modern British History, University of Oxford, 2020


  • Supports faculty in the development, implementation, and budget management of Short-Term Study Away Programs including travel logistics
  • Supports faculty in recruiting, advising, accepting and orienting students as well as processing pre-departure paperwork and program evaluations
  • Manages the Program Assistant Staff Development Program
  • Supports the Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program


Courtney Olsen (she/her) is the Manager of Short-Term Programs at the Wang Center for Global and Community Engaged Education. While an undergraduate at PLU, she studied away in London through GEO and on a PLU J-Term program in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Prior to joining the Wang Center staff, Courtney volunteered for a year in Minneapolis with Lutheran Volunteer Corps and completed her Master of Studies in Modern British History at the University of Oxford.