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This is a listing of all the featured programs in the program catalog. You can view the brochure for any of these programs by clicking on the program name.
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*BMBA 509 January 2018 Mexico | Global Business Perspectives
Cuernavaca, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico

Terms: January BMBA
Description: Program Overview: Mexico occupies an interesting space in the global economy: developed by some measures, very much emerging by others, and next door neighbor to a massive economy and important trading partner.  This 10-day MBA internatio nal[...]
*BMBA 509 Spring Break 2018 China | Global Business Perspectives
Beijing, China

Terms: Spring Break
Description: Program Overview: The course examines globalization issues, countries differences, the economics and politics of international trade and investment, the functionality and form of the global monetary system, the structures and strategies of inter national[...]
*BMBA 509 Spring Break 2018 Peru | Global Business Perspectives
Cuzco, Peru; Lima, Peru

Terms: Spring Break
Description: Program Overview: In 2016, Peru overtook Brazil as Latin America's fastest growing economy.  Still considered a devloping economy, Peru offers insights into an extablished business environment fueled by rapid growth and low inflation. & nbsp;This[...]
*GEO: Liberal Arts in London
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Liberal Arts in London Building on a quarter-century of academic excellence, the London Centre offers multi-disciplinary courses in the liberal arts and humanities. Each course places an important emphasis on experiential learning, transforming the [...]
*GEO: Liberal Arts in London with Internship
London, United Kingdom

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Travel Registration
Description: Liberal Arts in London with Internship Building on a quarter-century of academic excellence, the London Centre offers multi-disciplinary courses in the liberal arts and humanities with an emphasis on experiential learning supplemented by local o utings[...]
*Gateway - PLU | Chengdu, China: Continuity and Change in an Emerging World Power
Chengdu, China

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Travel Registration
Description: Program Highlights Fall or Full Year program Language for all levels, including beginner Study Tours in Tibet, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai Study at Sichuan University On campus living and access to campus activities Internship opt ion Nestled[...]
*Gateway - PLU | Oaxaca, Mexico: Development, Culture, Natural Sciences and Social Change in Mexico
Oaxaca, Mexico

Terms: Fall, Travel Registration
Description: Program Highlights Fall program Spanish language immersion Social Justice focus with Natural Sciences option Study Tours to Mexico City, Puebla and local areas Host Family Internship option Designed for advanced Spanish language students w ith[...]
*Gateway - PLU | Oslo, Norway: Peace and Conflict Studies
Oslo, Norway

Terms: Fall
Description: Program Highlights Fall program Professors active in Peace and Conflict work Courses taken among Norwegian and international students No language requirement Bus pass gives access to city Peace Research Institute of Oslo event Nobel Peace Pr ize[...]
*Gateway - PLU | Oxford, England: PLU International Honors Program
Oxford, United Kingdom

Terms: Fall, Spring, Travel Registration
Description: Program Highlights Spring Semester program (January to June) 12 credits of IHON requirements Two Tutorials with Oxford faculty/grad students PLU faculty on-site In the IHON-Oxford Program, the student has the opportunity to pursue a highly i ndividualized[...]
*Gateway - PLU | Tacoma Immersion Experience Semester (TIES)
Tacoma, United States

Terms: Spring
Description: Program Highlights Spring Program Courses taught in downtown Tacoma Live in a historic Tacoma neighborhood Experiential learning in local community PLU faculty-taught courses Local study tours related to program focus Tacoma, the City of D estiny,[...]
*Gateway - PLU | Telemark, Norway: Culture, Business, Kinesiology and Sustainability in Norway
Bo, Norway

Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Description: Program Highlights Fall, Spring or Full Year program Norwegian language offered at all levels, including beginner Various academic tracks On campus living connects students to campus life University College has active campus clubs Courses are [...]
*Gateway - PLU | Trinidad & Tobago: Heritage, Cultural Fusion and Sustainability in the Southern Caribbean
Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago

Terms: Spring, Travel Registration
Description: Program Highlights Spring Semester program (early January to mid-May) English-speaking Caribbean nation Multiple Study Tours Flexible university coursework On-site support Internship option Nestled at the end of the southern Caribbean&rs quo;s[...]
*Gateway - PLU | Windhoek, Namibia: Cultural Immersion for Education and the Natural & Social Sciences
Windhoek, Namibia

Terms: Spring, Travel Registration
Description: Program Highlights PLU faculty member on site to provide instruction and support Housing in new facilities at the University of Namibia Internship/Research option for Natural Sciences Practicum for Education majors in local schools Two major s tudy[...]
*ILACA | Granada, Spain: Spanish and Liberal Arts in Spain
Granada, Spain

Terms: Fall, Spring, Travel Registration
Description: Program Focus Spanish language Spanish Culture Internship option Program Highlights Language immersion Host Family Study Tours around Spain Finances The PLU comprehensive fee for Fall semester covers this academic experience (instructi on[...]
*J-Term Austria, Czech Republic, Germany | Music Centers of the World (MUSI 101/390) AR [Accepting Applications]
Berlin, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Salzburg, Austria; Vienna, Austria

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic are rich with musical tradition. This one small area of Europe was the central location for many of the finest musicians of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. This course will exp erience[...]
*J-Term China & South Korea | Business and Culture of China & South Korea (BUSA 486A) C [Course Closed]
Beijing, China; Busan, South Korea; Qingdao, China; Seoul, South Korea

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: This course will provide students with a unique opportunity to explore business and culture of two major economies in Asia: China and South Korea. Students will visit historical sites such as the Great Wall of China, the Korean [...]
*J-Term England | Psychology of Expertise: London as a case study (PSYC 483) [Course Closed]
London, United Kingdom

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: What does it mean to be an expert? What kind of knowledge and skills do experts have and how do they acquire them? How do contextual factors such as culture or developmental stage influence how we acquire and use expert knowled ge?[...]
*J-Term Hawaii | The Religions of East Asia (RELI 132) C, RG [Course Closed]
Honolulu, United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: East Asia has produced a rich array of cultures, and in the 21st century it has become an important region economically and politically. In this course we explore and experience East Asian religions as they exist in the diver se[...]
*J-Term Holden Village, Washington | Environmental Ethics (PHIL 226) PH [Accepting Applications]
Chelan, United States; Holden Village, United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: In PHIL 226, students apply ethical theories to determine what we should do in response to environmental issues and dilemmas such as whether animals and ecosystems have rights, what kind of value nature possesses, the proper [...]
*J-Term Italy | Investigating Environmental and Economic Change in Europe (ECON 215) SO [Course Closed]
Cavalese, Italy; Fontecchio, Italy; Genoa, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Venice, Italy; Vernazza, Italy

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: The course uses general principles and themes from economics to investigate how humans adjust to economic and environmental changes brought on by commerce, conquest, technological change and natural evennts such as earthquake s[...]
*J-Term Martinique | French Language and Caribbean Culture in Martinique (FREN 241) C [Accepting Applications]
Fort-de-France, Martinique

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: Experience the cultural hybridity of this former French colony--once the lucrative (and exploitative) site of sugarcane production, now a full-fledged department of France proud of its heritage, but still struggling to assert [...]
*J-Term Namibia | Comparative Education (EDUC 385) C [Course Closed]
Etosha National Park, Namibia; Khorixas, Namibia; Opuwo, Namibia; Otjiwarango, Namibia; Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Namibia; Windhoek, Namibia

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: In this two month course, students will student teach for approximately six weeks in primary schools located in Windhoek, and volunteer in an after school program in Katutura, Windhoek's township. All students will learn ab out[...]
*J-Term Neah Bay, Washington | Makah Culture Past & Present (ANTH 190) A, F, SO / (192) A, SO / (491) [Accepting Applications]
Neah Bay, United States; Parkland, United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: Makah Culture Past and Present examines the archaeology and history of this Native American Tribe and then spends almost two weeks on their reservation experiencing contemporary and traditional Makah Culture. Mornings are spent [...]
*J-Term New Zealand | Learning While Tramping on the Tracks of New Zealand (KINS 319) PE [Course Closed]
Akaroa, New Zealand; Christchurch, New Zealand; Hokitika, New Zealand; Motueka, New Zealand; Mount Cook, New Zealand; Queenstown, New Zealand; Te Anau, New Zealand; Wanaka, New Zealand

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: This upper-division course will provide opportunities to hike in spectacular areas of physical diversity including volcanic, coastal and alpine regions of New Zealand's South Island. Educational visits to the only Antarctic [...]
*J-Term Northern Ireland | Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland (GLST/COMA 387) [Accepting Applications]
Belfast, Ireland; Derry/Londonderry, United Kingdom

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: By applying the core concepts of peacemaking and peacebuilding in a real-world case study, students will learn from personal experiences with people who have "done the work." Political violence remains one of the tw enty-first[...]
*J-Term Rwanda | Genocide Memorialization and the Future of Rwanda (HGST 3XX) [Course Closed]
Kigali, Rwanda

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: This course invites students to encounter Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills. The most infamous feature of its recent past, the 1994 genocide of nearly a million Tutsis and moderate Hutus by Hutu extremists, will form the f oundation[...]
*J-Term Tacoma, Washington | January Term on the Hilltop (SOCW 175) A, SO / (491) [Accepting Applications]
Tacoma, United States

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: This course explores the interconnection of community, poverty and thoughtful service. Students learn about the Tacoma community on campus and explore the community before the service activities begin. Students then spend their [...]
*J-Term Tobago | Social, Educational & Health Services in Tobago (SOCW 325) C [Accepting Applications]
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: In small groups, students shadow professionals in community-based settings, including hospitals, schools, health clinics, and social service agencies. In addition, we hear from local service providers on topics relevant to heal th,[...]
*J-Term Uganda | Environmental Literature (ENGL 234) LT [Course Closed]
Entebbe, Uganda

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: If you love wildlife and dream of studying or working with animals, this course is for you. In Uganda, we will volunteer at the Uganda Wildlife Education Center, living on-site and assisting veterinarians and biologists and k eepers[...]
*J-Term Uruguay | Intensive Spanish and Culture in Uruguay (HISP 201, 202, 301, 403) C [Accepting Applications]
Montevideo, Uruguay

Terms: J-Term
Description: Program Overview: Students will be immersed in an experience that links language study with learning about Uruguayan society, preparing students to meet the Hispanic Studies Program learning outcomes. The course also seeks to expand students&# 39;[...]
*PLU Peace Scholars Program
Oslo, Norway

Terms: Summer
Description: PLU PEACE SCHOLARS   The Peace Scholars Program was established in 2011 as an annual program designed to deepen students’ understanding of the central issues and theories regarding peacebuilding, conflict and war. Two students from e ach[...]
*Spring Break 2016 Georgia/South Carolina | Civil Rights & Environmental Justice in The South
Charleston, United States; Savannah, United States

Terms: Spring Break
*Spring Break GEOS 401 Field Trip
Moab, United States; Twin Falls, United States

Terms: Spring Break
*Summer NicarAGUA | Tap In: How Non-Profits and Social Businesses Can Help Change the World (BUSA 485/495)
Leon, Nicaragua

Terms: Summer
PLU Global Scholar Award
Terms: Academic Year, Fall, J-Term, Spring, Spring Break, Summer
Description:   PLU Global Scholar Award       Financial Need-Based Funding for PLU Study Away    The Global Scholar Award helps students with documented financial need make study away possible. For PLU Semester stu dy[...]
Wang Center Research Grants - Faculty
Tacoma, United States

Terms: Wang Research Grants
Description: The Wang Center Research Grant Program is designed to support students, faculty, and faculty-student teams that seek to conduct original research in an international setting. Consideration is also given to proposals seeking to conduct research within [...]
Wang Center Research Grants - Student-Faculty
Tacoma, United States

Terms: Wang Research Grants
Description: The Wang Center Research Grant Program is designed to support students, faculty, and faculty-student teams that seek to conduct original research in an international setting. Consideration is also given to proposals seeking to conduct research within [...]
Wang Center Research Grants - Students
Tacoma, United States

Terms: Wang Research Grants
Description: The Wang Center Research Grant Program is designed to support students, faculty, and faculty-student teams that seek to conduct original research in an international setting. Consideration is also given to proposals seeking to conduct research within [...]