Purdue University offers students within all fields of study the opportunity to participate in international study programs in more than 30 countries. There are approximately 20 programs in 13 countries that focus on various aspects of agriculture. Choices are as diverse as Russia, Honduras, Japan, and France. In all programs, students earn Purdue credit for courses completed. Although the academic experience is rigorous, programs allow extensive contact with the local culture.
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 use most forms of aid on approved programs. Students are responsible for their own airfare, board, room, books, and other personal expenses. There are a few selected programs where all expenses are paid.
Students may spend a year, a semester, or a summer abroad. Foreign language requirements vary from none to the advanced level. The language of instruction is English in more than 50 programs. Some programs are designed for students in specific areas of study; others are open to all Purdue students regardless of major.
Some study abroad programs focus on agriculture, and most satisfy the overseas requirements of the School of Agriculture International Studies minor. Certain School of Agriculture study abroad programs offer special scholarships to cover some costs. For further information about School of Agriculture programs or to request application forms, contact International Programs in Agriculture, Room 26, Agricultural Administration Building.
The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture offers three international learning experiences: "Rome: Art, Architecture, and Urban Design", "In the English Landscape", and "Hortecus".