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Wilmeth Acrive Learning Center

Active learning takes center stage at Purdue

More than ever before, Purdue students take classes that challenge them to dive in and get involved in learning. It’s called active learning, and it’s the opposite of traditional classes that have featured a teacher leading seated, silent students taking notes.

Situated in the heart of campus, The Wilmeth Active Learning Center will be the hub of Purdue’s active learning activities that involve team problem solving, group projects, role playing and other hands-on, interactive learning. When it opens in early August 2017, it will house classes and study spaces, as well as libraries for several academic areas. It also will feature the Au Bon Pain Café Bakery. 

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New center supports student-centric learning experiences

ZipTrips provide virtual field trips to Purdue

A record 2,198 Students Studied Abroad in 2015-2016

A big bonus of being a Boilermaker: Global perspective

With Purdue’s 9,255 international students from 128 countries, and 925 faculty from 63 nations, getting a GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE is a big part of being a Boilermaker. A worldview is deliberately threaded into every class, but it also just happens here.

Purdue is proud to be ranked No. 4 for international student population among U.S. public universities — an often unsung but very rich benefit of being a student at Purdue. This ranking, by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State, was released in November 2016.  

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