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Study Abroad
(for Academic Year 2003-04)

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In 2003-04, 881 Purdue students participated in study abroad, two-thirds of whom participated in Purdue faculty-led programs. The number of Purdue students studying abroad has been increasing from only 217 students a decade ago, to 398 students five years ago, to our present number of 881. The number of programs both approved and utilized has likewise grown in recent years.

Purdue offers students within all fields of study the opportunity to participate in international study programs in 45 countries. In most programs, students earn Purdue credit for courses completed. Although the academic experience is rigorous, programs allow extensive contact with the local cultures.

Every effort is made to keep program costs as close as possible to the cost of study on the West Lafayette campus. Students eligible for financial aid may apply most forms of aid to the costs of approved programs.

Students may spend a year, semester, summer, or spring break abroad. Foreign language requirements vary from none to the advanced level. Some programs are designed for students in specific areas of study, while others are open to all Purdue students regardless of major.

The Office of Programs for Study Abroad and the Office of International Programs are working with departments, colleges, and schools to develop new program possibilities to involve even more students and faculty.

 

Study Abroad Program Destinations

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Cuba
Czech Republic

Denmark
Dominican Republic
Egypt
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India

Ireland
Italy
Japan
Mexico
Multiple Countries*
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Russia
Singapore
South Africa

South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Turkey
United Kingdom
Vietnam

*Mulitiple Countries programs include any given study tour, spring break, summer program, or semester program that takes place in more than one country.

Study Abroad Participation and Programs Utilized
1994-2004

Graph: Study Abroad Participation and Programs Utilized



Source: Office of Programs for Study Abroad


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