Study Abroad

COVID-19 has been standing in the way of study abroad for hundreds of students in the College of Health and Human Sciences. At the same time, it has also showed us the importance of learning about the rest of the world. The faculty and staff leaders of the college study abroad programs are prepared to once again provide opportunities of global education. We invite you to take a quick survey, telling us where you would like to study abroad and when you plan to do so. Please click here.

Students overwhelmingly agree that studying abroad is an experience that gives them a more sophisticated understanding of themselves, their own society and culture, and the world. HTM students who study abroad return to West Lafayette more confident in their abilities to adapt and have a greater understanding of other cultures. HTM is committed to providing an educational experience that reflects the globalization of business and society.

Semester and Academic Year Exchange Programs

HTM has a number of exchange programs with universities in various countries such as Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Macao, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. These are programs in which two universities agree to exchange an equal number of students over a given period of time.

The exchange programs are very cost-efficient since Purdue students pay Purdue tuition. The only additional cost is for the transportation to the country in which the exchange university is located. Otherwise, a Purdue student can study overseas at a cost comparable to living and studying in West Lafayette.

Spring Break, Maymester, and Summer Programs

Study abroad programs held during spring break, Maymester, and summer are designed differently from exchange programs. HTM faculty members teach these programs, traveling with small groups of Purdue students (usually 10-25) to the host university abroad.

Students can earn six credit hours for the classes taught at the summer university site, and up to three credits during spring break and Maymester. Visits to major tourism attractions and hospitality operations are usually included in the cost of these programs. A minimum number of students must be registered for these programs in order for them to be conducted.

Internship Abroad Programs

Additional Resources

Study Abroad Scholarships

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