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Purdue SAIL Scholarship Courses 

Expectations for SAIL Students

Students must successfully complete one of the following courses during the semester abroad:

Additionally, students must return to Purdue for a minimum of one additional semester of study following the study abroad program to be eligible.

*See bottom of page for an additional scholarship opportunity.

For information about the SAIL scholarship funding, click here.

Regarding Enrollment

It is important to note that students DO NOT ENROLL for any SAIL course through Purdue Registration. All students going on semester or year-long study abroad are automatically given a study abroad (SA) registration number. At the end of the study abroad, grades in the respectively selected courses are submitted to the Registrar, i.e. students are officially enrolled in SA credits during their program and receive a credit in ENGR 39700, SCI 39500, COM 30301, or an approved Co-Sponsored Program course on their Purdue transcript after the program has ended.

So how do I enroll in the SAIL Scholarship and its courses?

Students must first apply to an approved semester or academic year program on the Purdue Study Abroad website. When the academic information has been downloaded to the student’s My Study Abroad page, the student will then be able to access the SAIL scholarship application via a green box at the top of the page.

Individual-mentored option

  • SCI 39500 – Global Science Experience

This individual-mentored, one credit hour course is assessed on a Pass/No Pass basis. Once paired with an intercultural mentor, students will complete a series of assignments which include short readings, videos, interviews, and reflective essays and activities. Each assignment will be followed by mentor feedback and a reflective discussion, which will provide documentation of intercultural learning and create a portfolio of individual skill acquisition, thereby increasing cultural self-awareness and an ability to work effectively with people from other cultures.

Course Objectives

Assignments and mentor feedback will encourage students to connect with their host culture and to better understand the similarities and differences between the host culture and their own, particularly in regard to teamwork and professional practice in their chosen career field. In so doing, students will become better able to articulate and demonstrate the component leadership skills of “interpersonal and intercultural effectiveness” as defined in the new Purdue Undergraduate Core Curriculum.

  • Strategic Planning
  • Curiosity
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Openness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Intercultural Empathy
  • Worldview Frameworks
  • Professional Context
  • Group Communication
  • Analysis and Synthesis

Priority Enrollment

Priority enrollment for a CILMAR SAIL course is available for College of Science students fulfilling “Learning Beyond the Classroom” or the “Language and Culture” requirements. Students in these programs should enroll in SCI 39500. Questions about SCI 39500 should be directed to:

  • Dr. Laura Starr, the Associate Director for Experiential Learning & Student Success, Purdue College of Science.

Group-mentored option

  • ENGR 39700 – Global Engineering Experience
  • COM 30301 - Mentored Intercultural Communication Experience/Purdue Global Competence Certificate

This crosslisted group-mentored course is worth one credit hour and is assessed on a Pass/No Pass basis. Once placed within a cohort with an intercultural mentor, students will complete a series of online modules which include short readings, videos, interviews, and reflective essays and activities. Created by a Purdue University curriculum design team led by CILMAR, this intercultural course is made up of eight units. After every two units there will be a Live Session class meeting, which will facilitate guided discussions that exercise and expand upon the module work completed online; thereby increasing cultural self-awareness and an ability to work effectively with people from other cultures.

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to help students to connect with the differences they encounter and better understand the similarities and differences between their own culture and others; including, but not limited to professional practice in their chosen career field. In so doing, students will become better able to articulate and demonstrate the component skills of “interpersonal and intercultural effectiveness” as defined in the Purdue Undergraduate Core Curriculum.

Priority Enrollment

Priority enrollment for a CILMAR SAIL course is available for Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE) and Long-Term Engineering Abroad Program (LEAP). GEARE and LEAP students are required to enroll in ENGR 39700. Questions about the ENGR 39700 option should be directed to one of the following:

  • Joseph Tort (GEARE), Assistant Director of Global Professional Practice Programs, Global Education
  • Dr. Heidi Parker (LEAP), Assistant Director Latin America/Spain Program, Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships
  • Dr. Wei Qiu (LEAP SJTU), Asia Pacific Programs Manager, Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships

Approved Co-Sponsored Program SAIL Courses

Students taking part in one of the co-sponsored programs listed below are expected to choose the Approved Co-sponsored Program course if available during the specific term and in the specific location. Students must verify the availability of each course with the hosting study abroad organization for the specific selected location and for their specific term. The individual student is responsible for making any relevant payments and confirm registration. Please consult your Study Abroad Advisor about these options. Once the course has been verified, students must communicate this verification to the SAIL program coordinator, Dr. Daniel Jones (dcjones@purdue.edu).

CAPA-Florence
Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 credits)
 
CIEE
COMM 3301 Intercultural Communication & Leadership (3 credits) in Barcelona, Beijing, Cape Town, Legon, Prague, Rennes, Santiago, Seoul, Seville, Shanghai, St. Petersburg (Area Studies), and Tokyo
 
IES Abroad
IR/IB 393 Leading Across Cultures: Principles & Practice (3 credits) in Dublin, European Union (Germany), London, Milan, and Paris: Business & International Affairs
IC 215 Intercultural Communication (3 credits) in Vienna
 
IFSA
Exploring Community & Culture in a Global Context (3 credits, online) in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, India, Ireland, and the United Kingdom
Exploring Chile: Community & Culture (3 credits) in Valparaiso
 
Semester at Sea
IE 200 Global Studies (3 credits)
 
University of Minnesota
Global Identity (1 credit, online) in Montpellier, Morocco, and Toledo

Students planning to take one of the above courses from the co-sponsor organization will need to include this class on their course approval form.

SAIL Goals: Learning Outcomes and Evidence

Per the recommendations of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) Transparency Framework and the NILOA Excellence in Assessment Standards, we provide the goals for each student program offered through CILMAR.

Goal 1: 50% of mentored students will exhibit a lower regression rate than in the previous year (2021). Evidence is via matched comparison of individual IDI pre and post scores. Specifically, there will be a 50% decline in the rate of IDI regression as compared to previous year. Regression is defined as going backwards by 7 or more points.

Goal 2: 20% of mentored groups will, in addition to above, exhibit higher mean IDI gain than in the previous year (2021). Further, there will be a 20% improvement in mean intercultural competence gain for each mentored group type as compared to the previous year's outcome. If attained this will amount to a 12-point mean gain for one-to-one mentored groups and an 8.5-point gain for group-mentored cohorts.

For more, please see Intercultural Learning in Semester-Long Study Abroad: A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of One-on-One Versus Group-Mentored Interventions.

*Experiential Education Scholarship

The Office of Experiential Education has developed a new scholarship opportunity for students participating in experiential education! Student must be participating in an ExEd opportunity offered by Purdue University. To qualify, students must be a Purdue West Lafayette undergraduate or Pharm D student, in good academic standing, enrolled full-time or part-time, and meet the financial aid citizenship requirements. Scholarships can be awarded in amounts of up to $2000. The amount awarded may vary depending on the type of experiential education opportunity and expenses related to the experience.
Scholarships are merit-based, and these funds are intended to supplement other scholarship funds or a student’s own personal funds. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To qualify, applications must be submitted by the appropriate due date as listed below:
For summer funds, applications are due by April 15
For fall funds, applications are due by June 1
For spring funds, applications are due by November 1

More details about the ExEd scholarship and a link to the application can be found on the Office of Experiential Education website. Questions can be directed to Kat Stremiecki, kwidman@purdue.edu

Last updated on  3/23/2022