Study Abroad Guide for Faculty and Staff

Study abroad programs are designed to enrich students’ academic and personal lives through immersion into other cultures and countries by providing a unique educational experience. The faculty and staff have the ability to change the perspective and outlook of students as we lead them on the adventure of a lifetime through study abroad. 

The information in this guide provides a few pointers for you to consider in developing and leading a study abroad program for your students. Please feel free to contact Liping Cai (liping@purdue.edu ) or Carmen Morrow (morrow23@purdue.edu) for additional information and assistance.

Why Study Abroad?

Designing a study abroad course and executing it is not easy.  There is not only the time commitment for undertaking a study abroad course, but also the extensive planning that can be as complex as writing an RO1 grant. So why do it? Read more on Service, Scholarship, and Study Abroad.

Study abroad programs can include a “service” element. The service model in Study Abroad is exemplified in the SLHS in Zambia Service-Learning SA Program.

Developing Successful Study Abroad Programs

View the how-to guide on developing successful study abroad programs. This presentation will help guide you through the process of developing a study abroad program and working with the study abroad office at Purdue.

Study Abroad Testimonials

Learn more about the challenges and rewards of leading a study abroad program from Purdue Faculty and Staff.

Paula Memmer, Faculty Program Coordinator, Study Abroad

Loretta Coffman, Business Manager, School of Nursing

Dr. Cynthia Koh-Knox, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy

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