Study abroad supports your academic study and contributes to your scholarly growth - transforming your educational experience in important ways. There are advantages to seeing new locations and soaking up the tourist experience, but there is a greater purpose in studying abroad. When selecting a location, the timeframe, and integration into your plan of study, consider:
IMPACT What will you contribute to the program, community, people of that location?
ENRICHMENT How will this experience enrich you personally, academically, professionally?
TRAJECTORY How does this experience fit into your greater post-baccalureate plans?
Purdue offers hundreds of certified study abroad programs with varying lengths of time, depth of immersion, and service and internship opportunities. Your greatest assests in the study abroad planning process are your academic advisor and the Office of Study Abroad. You will find there are various programs within Purdue and some will fit better with you and your goals. Leave no stone unturned in your search for a meaningful study abroad opportunity.