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Intercultural Learning

Study Away

The John Martinson Honors College is dedicated to providing high-impact learning experiences to our students in and outside of the classroom. Through our study away programs, we afford students opportunities to enrich their intellectual development and intercultural learning. We offer these opportunities through off-campus domestic experiences or through study abroad led by our faculty and faculty partners. These experiences facilitate enhanced learning about different communities, cultures, and socio-economic and technical issues in a variety of settings while gaining honors credits. They are offered during October break, spring break, and over the summer.


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Questions? Just ask!

If you have a question about Study Away, click on the chat bubble in the lower right corner of the screen to send a message to one of our Intercultural Ambassadors.

Scholarship Opportunities

Purdue has made a commitment to making Study Abroad more affordable through guaranteed need-based scholarships. These scholarships are only for students studying outside the United States. Learn more about the Purdue Moves scholarship for summer and semester-long programs as well as other scholarships.

Need to get your first passport or renew your current one?

Passport processing is still taking longer than usual, so you should apply for your first passport or renew your passport as early as possible, if you haven’t already started - we’d recommend getting started today if you plan to travel in 2022. 

The U.S. State Department currently recommends that travelers start the application or renewal process at least six months before planned travel. 

COVID-19 and Study Away

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted normal processes for travel and created much uncertainty for planning. Students, faculty, and staff health and safety are our priority. For these reasons, the Honors College is taking a circumspect approach to study away programming for the duration of the pandemic.

Please do not make any financial commitments toward the program (such as purchasing airfare) until instructed by the program leader. Neither the Honors College nor Purdue University will be liable for refunds should programs be canceled because of mitigation measures taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please do not rely on a study away program to fulfill graduation requirements if the program falls within your expected term of graduation.

Why Study Away?



"I learned a lot about myself and learned to appreciate my own culture more, seeing how it contrasted with other cultures."

Liz Walker

"It really made me realize how small the world is and how connected we all are."

Two people in Africa

"It’s very fun, super educational, broadens your horizons and gives you a greater view of what’s out there."




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