Summer Academic Experiences!

Study Abroad: Colombia, Maymester 2014

Food Security and Sustainable Development

May 19 – June 5, 2014

Cost: Estimated – $2100 includes ALL expenses – Spanish Fluency is NOT Required

All Students eligible to apply for the $ 1000 scholarship from Purdue!

This is a bilingual, technology intensive course; it provides an international and multidisciplinary perspective on food security and resources. Focus will be case studies that represent different regions of the world with special emphasis on the changing conditions for tropical agriculture.  The case studies, discussed in the context of the Millennium Development Goals, will help students gain knowledge and understanding of regional variations of food security and resources, sustainable development and economic growth throughout the world.

  • This is a 3-credit, three-week course, which offers units on social and demographic changes, changes on the physical environment, global climate change, economic systems, and global trade. Purdue will partner with the University of Caldas, UC, and the Technological University of Pereira, UTP.
  • The first week will be in Pereira at the UTP, second week is in Manizales at the UC. During these two weeks Purdue Students will have access to the course material: PPT slides with class’s notes, course program, and reading materials in English while their instruction will be in English and Spanish.
  • The third week will be back at Purdue with Colombian students and faculty for Team’s presentations; this will be shown via video-conference to other students and Instructors, in Colombia.

For more information, please contact:  Adriela Fernandez, IPIA, AGEC,


Informational Callouts for DLRC Summer Internship Programs: March 4 & 5 at 3:30 p.m. in UNIV 101.  The link above will also take you to a page that lists four other opportunities not highlighted below. 

Applications are being accepted until March 9, 2014.  Click on the link above and then click on “more information” to view the online application.

The Interns for Indiana and Interns for Entrepreneurship programs match qualified students with high-tech start-up companies.  The entrepreneurship experience allows students to gain valuable real-world skills and knowledge.  The programs are open to rising juniors and seniors from all majors with a minimum 2.8 GPA.  Applicants must be a full time student seeking their first Baccalaureate degree.  Most opportunities available for summer require transportation and a willingness to relocate for the summer.

The Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship (DURI)  program involves Purdue undergraduates in the interdisciplinary research environment of Discovery Park. The program provides opportunities for students to work with faculty affiliated with Discovery Park on cutting edge research projects that involve combining two or more disciplinary strengths. The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from all majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must be a full time student in a degree seeking program.

The Cancer Prevention Internship program (CPIP)  engages Purdue undergraduates in cutting edge research combining two or more disciplinary strengths in cancer prevention research.  This full-year commitment is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors from all majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must be a full time student in a degree seeking program.

If you have questions, contact Monica M. Shively, Interns for Indiana/Interns for Entrepreneurship Coordinator, at





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