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.
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.
*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 Program Destinations
Study Abroad Participation
and Programs Utilized