CLU Programs

CLU Programs are offered at institutions with which Cal Lutheran has an official agreement, and they are administered by the Study Abroad Center. Located in a variety of destinations, these programs provide a number of different course options and extra-curricular opportunities.

We encourage you to apply early, as certain destinations are competitive, and availability can be limited.

Quanajuato, Mexico
Guanajuato, Mexico

Available Programs


Southern Cross University

Lismore, Australia
Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia, offers a range of courses for every Cal Lutheran student. From Exercise Science and Biology to Music and Art, the university is a perfect choice for the Cal Lutheran student interested in experiencing all Australia has to offer. In addition to studying and exploring nearby destinations such as Byron Bay, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane independently, students are invited to participate in a university-organized excursion specifically designed for study abroad students to get a taste of the beautiful country.

Students live in on-campus 4-6 bedroom apartments. Each apartment has single bedrooms and shared kitchen, living and bathroom areas. Students are responsible for their own cooking, as meal plans are not available.

View the Program Guide Southern Cross University Website


FH Joanneum

Graz, Austria

GrazCal Lutheran business students will find the Global Business Program at FH Joanneum in Graz, Austria, an ideal study abroad program. With a range of business course offerings taught in English, students have the opportunity to learn in an international and cross-cultural environment alongside students from around the globe. In addition to business courses, German language and Austrian culture classes are available for international students to better understand and connect with their host community.

Students make housing arrangements with the help of the Austrian Exchange Service. Study abroad students live in off-campus accommodations with other international students.

View the Program Guide FH Joanneum Website


Oxford University

Oxford, England

Oxford, EnglandIn the fall semester Cal Lutheran students are able to study at Oxford University--the oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the world's leading academic institutions. For the first month of the semester, students will live on campus at Oxford and work with instructors from Oxford University and a Cal Lutheran faculty member in an individualized tutorial setting. After the time spent at Oxford, students will travel to London, Paris, and Rome for a travel course focusing on politics and the arts. The final two weeks of the program are spent at sea, visiting Mediterranean ports and participating in field excursions in conjunction with seminar lectures.

The Oxford application is due November 1.

View the Program Guide


American Business School (ABS)

Paris, France

Paris, FranceThe American Business School in Paris is located in the heart of the renowned European city. Specializing in business and communications courses, ABS is a great choice for Cal Lutheran students seeking international experience in these areas. Students of other disciplines should consider this program as well, as there are French civilization and language classes as well as various other international course offerings available every semester. Although all courses are taught in English, studying and living alongside students from 80 different countries Cal Lutheran students are sure to come away from their time at ABS with a new outlook on the international community.

ABS is an urban campus with no on-site housing. Cal Lutheran works with International Studies Abroad (ISA) to provide shared housing in homestays with partial board or shared apartments.

View the Program GuideAmerican Business School Website

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong, ChinaProgram on temporary hold; contact for details. 

Like the diverse and international city of Hong Kong, HKBU is a unique university marked by a vigorous blend of East and West. It welcomes students from over 100 worldwide institutions every year, allowing for a truly globalized environment. Because all courses are taught in English, Cal Lutheran students have the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of courses, which makes HKBU a perfect study abroad destination for students from most majors. Hong Kong offers a unique window into China and acts as a gateway to other Asian countries — something exceedingly important to understanding today's world marketplace.

Students live in on-campus residence halls and may request to share a room with a local student, a Mainland China student, or another international student. No meal plans are available, however there are many dining facilities on campus and in the surrounding areas.

Hong Kong Baptist University Website


Universidad de Guanajuato

Guanajuato, Mexico

Quanajuato, MexicoThe Cal Lutheran program in Guanajuato was established specifically for Cal Lutheran students. Offered every Fall Semester, the Guanajuato program is a unique opportunity for students eager to improve their Spanish language abilities while living in a beautiful and historic city, rich in Mexican culture. Based on the individual's Spanish proficiency, students may enroll in language classes as well as history, literature and art courses. Excursions to archeological and historical sites are also included in the program.

As part of the immersion program, all students live in homestays. Accommodations are generally shared with another student, and full meals are included. 



The Hague University

The Hague, Netherlands

The Hague, NetherlandsThe Hague University is a vibrant international community with a student body of 17,000 from over 100 different nationalities. Cal Lutheran students are encouraged to explore the option of studying in this energetic city that is known around the world as one of peace, justice and security. Currently, the university offers English-taught courses for international students in the areas of: Facility Management, Marketing, International Business and Management Studies.

Students live in off-campus apartments, and can find assistance selecting accommodations from the International Office at The Hague and their partner, DUWO Accommodate.

View the Program GuideThe Hague University Website


University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen, Scotland

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is situated in the stunning historic neighbourhood of Old Aberdeen. The University has welcomed visiting students for over four decades and has a dedicated team to assist students through the entire process, from the initial application, through to registering for classes and orientation. With over 70 undergraduate majors on offer across three colleges, Cal Lutheran students will find a great choice of classes to take at Aberdeen and will be able to tailor schedules to suit individual needs.

Students live in single rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen in off-campus university dorms in close proximity to campus. Students are charged Cal Lutheran tuition and the standard housing fee. 

University of Aberdeen Website


Kristianstad University

Kristianstad, Sweden

Kristianstad, SwedenLocated in southernmost Sweden, Kristianstad University welcomes students from all over the world to join their 11,000 enrolled Swedish students. Recent Cal Lutheran study abroad students have found great success in the education program offered at Kristianstad. Other students have enjoyed taking classes in Swedish language and culture as well as various courses focusing on a range of global topics of interest.

Students live in single rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen in off-campus university dorms, a ten-minute bus ride from campus.

View the Program GuideKristianstad University Website

Washington, D.C.

Lutheran College Washington Semester (LCWS)

Washington, D.C.

Lutheran College Washington Semester incorporates evening courses with a four-day internship week linking your academic interests to challenging real-world work experiences in the heart of the nation's capital. With help from LCWS, students select internships that cover a wide spectrum of interests. Past participants have interned at the Smithsonian, the US Senate, CNN, and various non-profit organizations. CLU students from all majors will benefit from this unique opportunity.

While in Washington, D.C., all students live in furnished apartments across the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia. A metro station serving the entire area is just minutes from the apartment complex.

View the Program GuideLutheran College Washington Semester Website

The Basics of a Cal Lutheran Program

  • Program application is administered by the Cal Lutheran Study Abroad Center.
  • Students pay regular tuition and fees (and in some cases room and board) to Cal Lutheran for the term abroad.
  • Students retain Cal Lutheran financial aid package including State/Federal aid, grants, loans, as well as Cal Lutheran-specific scholarships, awards, and grants; work-study does not apply while abroad.
  • Students enroll in a full-time course load and receive academic credit towards graduation. CORE-21, major, or minor requirements may also be fulfilled with department approval. Grades are factored into cumulative GPA.