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*J-Term Tacoma, Washington | January Term on the Hilltop (SOCW 175) A, SO / (491) [Accepting Applications]
Tacoma, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: J-Term
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Restrictions: PLU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Program Type: Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite:
None
Class Eligibility: 1.First-Year, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior Academic Area: Social Work
Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Type:
Department Credit, Elective, General Education (A), General Education (SO)
Program Advisor: Megan Grover Eligible to Non-PLU Students: No
Faculty Leader(s): Dr. David Simpson, Dr. Kathy Russell
PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?:
Yes
Program may include: Service Learning/Volunteer
Program Description:
J-Term Banner
J-Term on the Hilltop
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 days volunteering in agencies that address problems of homelessness, hunger, employment, and health care. Community speakers and opportunities to debrief as a class are part of each four-day week of service. Students journal about the role of service in their lives as they reflect on the strengths and challenges of the community.

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Tentative Program Dates:
January 3-31, 2018

Final Program Fee:
$300 

Cost Includes:
  • Program-related ground transportation
  • Some meals
  • All entry fees to sites required for class and group excursions
Not included in the Itinerary:
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Cost of individual recreation
  • Laundry and personal expenses
  • Telephone/Internet charges


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
J-Term 2018 11/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2018 01/31/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.