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How You Can Help Purdue Students

Together We CanTogether, we can help Purdue’s international students and scholars have the best learning experiences possible. We can send students to Washington DC and across borders to learn about policy making.  We can help our students see how farming or management is carried out overseas through study abroad.  Together, we can help the next generation grow in understanding as they share ideas and embrace ways that are different from our own.

Study Abroad is not a luxury but a necessity.  That is why it was named as one of Purdue’s Big Moves Initiatives.  By seeking an international study experience, students can take control of their futures as they grow in maturity, self-confidence, and understanding. While overcoming daily challenges of living in another country, study abroad students develop lifelong skills and motivation that will help take them to the top of their chosen field. 

Until this spring, less than 20% of Purdue graduates benefited from study abroad. A goal of this initiative is to get one-third of each graduation class to participate in a study abroad program.  Affordability is the biggest roadblock.  More students have afforded to study internationally as a result of the $1,000 to $3,000 scholarships that the initiative has provided. 

However, we need your help to sustain these scholarship programs. Your support is also needed to help integrate our international students. We invite you to join a special group of donors who understand the value of an education abroad and want the satisfaction of investing in Purdue students.  If you believe in the positive effect our students will have around the globe, you belong in this special group.  Together, we can make a difference.  Will you make a generous gift to help more students have a study abroad or policy intern experience? You can make a gift by clicking this link https://donate.purdue.edu/DesignateGift.aspx?allocation=019677—or contact Janine Black at JLBlack@PRF.org , or phone  765-496-3822. If we all do our part, we can make a lifelong difference in our students through study abroad and policy internships.