In 2002-03, 694 Purdue
students participated in approved programs of study abroad,
two-thirds of which participated in Purdue faculty-led programs.
The number of Purdue students studying abroad has been increasing
from only 119 students a decade ago, to 261 students five
years ago, to our present number of 694.
Purdue offers students within all fields of study the opportunity
to participate in international study programs in 45 countries.
In most programs, students earn Purdue credit for courses
completed. Although the academic experience is rigorous, programs
allow extensive contact with the local cultures.
Every effort is made to keep program costs as close as possible
to the cost of study on the West Lafayette campus. Students
eligible for financial aid may apply most forms of aid to
the costs of approved programs.
Students may spend a year, semester, or summer abroad. Foreign
language requirements vary from none to the advanced level.
Some programs are designed for students in specific areas
of study, while others are open to all Purdue students regardless
The Office of
Programs for Study Abroad and the Office
of International Programs are working with departments
and schools to develop new program possibilities to involve
even more students and faculty.
Countries Where Programs
Are Currently Offered
Study Abroad Participation