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Study Abroad
(for Academic Year 2004-05)

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In 2004-05, 1,025 Purdue students participated in study abroad, three-fourths of whom participated in Purdue faculty-led programs. The number of Purdue students studying abroad has increased over the last decade and has more than doubled since 2000. The number of programs utilized has grown to 167, likewise doubling in number since 2000.

Purdue offers students within all fields of study the opportunity to participate in international programs in 47 countries. Students earn Purdue credit for courses completed. The academic experience both complements the degree plan academically and provides 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 and colleges to develop new program possibilities to involve even more students and faculty.

 

Study Abroad Program Destinations

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic

El Salvador
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland

Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Mexico
Multiple Countries*
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Russia
Singapore

South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
UK (England)
UK (Scotland)
UK (Wales)
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
1995-2005

Graph: Study Abroad Participation and Programs Utilized



Source: Office of Programs for Study Abroad


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