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Global Partners Orientation

Global PartnersDuring the past two summers, staff, administrators, academic advisors, and faculty members have delivered pre-departure orientation programs in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. New students and their parents had the opportunity to ask questions, seek advice, and connect with others in order to coordinate their travel plans to West Lafayette.

These pre-departure orientation programs are part of the Global Partners Program (GPP) designed with three goals in mind:

  • Conduct a pre-departure orientation program for new students and their parents in China
  • Provide a cultural emersion program for selected academic advisors, faculty and staff, who have significant interaction with our international students but have never traveled to Asia.
  • Visit current domestic (study aboard program) Purdue students in China

Approximately 1,200 new international students and their parents have participated in these pre-departure orientation programs. The highlight for the student participants is the Q & A time with existing Purdue student volunteers and alumni from China.