College of Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Study Abroad and International Studies Minor
If the United States is to compete effectively in a global economy, engineers must understand not only the international economic system but also the cultures, languages and the scientific and engineering capabilities of other nations. The Study Abroad Office provides Purdue students with opportunities to take classes overseas. Those who desire more extensive training can participate in the International Studies Minor Program.
There are more than 200 programs, varying in length from one week to one academic year, available to Purdue students through the Study Abroad Office. These programs allow students to earn academic credit that can be used to fulfill their general education requirements and/or academic course requirements in their major or minor areas of study.
Students who participate in the International Studies Minor Program incorporate a special international component into their undergraduate programs of study. Except for the overseas experiential component of the program, students usually are able to use the elective structure within their major program of study to earn the minor. The Office of International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) can provide special counsel to ABE students regarding program operations, including the identification and coordination of out-of-country experiences.