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Study Away Opportunities

Purdue has made a commitment to making Study Abroad affordable through guaranteed scholarships based on financial need. Learn more about the Purdue Moves scholarship for summer and semester-long programs! You can also check out the Experiential Education Scholarship and other scholarships opportunities.

Fall 2023 Courses (Full Semester)

HONR 22200 – SOLUTIONS LAB GLOBAL: BRAZIL & PERU

Instructor: Dr. Ashima Krishna & Dr. Nathan Swanson

Class Meetings: 10.30–11.20am ET Tuesdays and Thursdays (Synchronous Online)

HONR Credits: 2

In this course, students from Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana), Unisinos (Porto Alegre, Brazil), and Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco (Cuzco, Peru) will collaborate virtually in interdisciplinary teams to identify solutions to a global or trans-local challenge. At the start of the course, students from all three universities will meet together to learn about the topic from a range of disciplinary perspectives through guest lectures, assigned readings, and class discussions. Students will then be divided into interdisciplinary teams with members from all three universities and provided a prompt related to the theme. Teams will spend the remainder of the course focused on researching, developing, and packaging their solutions, which they will present publicly at the end of the term. In addition to increasing knowledge of the topic and improving teamwork skills, students in this course will advance in intercultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes through their international collaborative experience.

Those completing this course will be given first priority to enroll in a subsidized study abroad program to our partner university over the subsequent Spring Break period for additional credit.

HONR 22100 - EXPLORING PLACE

Instructor: Dr. Nicole Fadellin

Class Meetings: Asynchronous Online

HONR Credits: 2

“Exploring Place” is an examination of the cultural, social, and historical dynamics that influence communities and relationships of a site. Blending independent study and distance learning, in this experiential learning course, the student and the instructor work together to design an individualized, in-depth study of the place in which the student is located. This study will be attentive to the social, cultural, political, economic, and other forces that have shaped this place historically and today, while also focusing on community life and the relationships between residents, institutions, organizations, and others. Exploring Place offers students the opportunity to better understand the people and places around them, expand their worldviews, and increase their self-awareness as they engage within these spaces and understand their place in them.

This course meets the university core requirement for Human Behavioral and Social Sciences.

October Break (2023)

Chicago, Illinois

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Muiris MacGiollabhui

Number of Credits: 1 HONR credit

This fall break course will bring students back to the nineteenth century in Chicago at a time of steam engines, robber-barons, and railway strikes. In Chicago, we will explore the lives of laborers, who were often migrants newly arrived in the United States, as they navigated the crushing economic inequality of the Gilded Age. We will explore the rise of labor unions and radical agitators who faced off with men like Rockefeller and Carnegie. This is a three-day, two-night trip back in time.

There is an additional fee for this course, estimated at $590, which includes transportation, lodging, and some meals.




Camp Tecumseh, Brookston, Indiana

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Adam Watkins

Number of Credits: 1 HONR credit

Honors Leadership Retreat is for Honors students who want to take meaningful steps on the path to becoming an exceptional leader. The retreat consists of a highly interactive two-day, one-night stay at Camp Tecumseh over Fall Break. Here, students can explore principles of leadership excellence in a fun, supportive, low-stakes environment, while also making connections with other Honors leaders. The fundamental tenets of the Leadership Development Pillar will be explored, including collaborative leadership; social responsibility; and personal leadership strengths, styles, values, and commitments.

There is an additional fee for this course, estimated at $160, which includes transportation, lodging, and meals.

Spring 2024 Courses (Full Semester)

To be announced during the Fall 2023 semester.

Spring 2024 Semester Exchange Programs

Exeter, United Kingdom

Program Dates: early January to mid-June 2024

Number of Credits: full semester worth of credits, including up to 8 HONR credits through the research and intercultural components of the program

University of Exeter offers exchange students the opportunity to choose classes from over 30 departments at this world class university.  With over 200 student societies and over 50 sports clubs the University of Exeter offers you an opportunity to continue developing your skills outside of the classroom while living in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK. Direct Credit is available from the College of Liberal Arts and Daniels School of Business, but students in any Purdue college are eligible to enroll.

Expenses Paid to Purdue: Purdue tuition plus $32/month for international insurance

Additional Expenses: Airfare, housing, local transportation, meals, books and supplies, and miscellaneous personal expenses

Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1512  

Application deadline is September 15th. Space in this program is limited!

Padua, Italy

Program Dates: approximately January to June 2024

Number of Credits: All Galilean School courses transfer as HONR credits

The Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori (Galilean School of Higher Education) is a school of excellence that combines traditional university education with a series of special in-house courses comprising seminars and lectures by visiting professors of international fame. Divided into three categories, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, the Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori illustrates the techniques and methods used for scientific research, and then affords students a deeper insight into the field. This program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

Expenses Paid to Purdue: Purdue tuition, along with housing fees and $32/month for international insurance

Additional Expenses: airfare, local transportation, meals, and miscellaneous personal expenses

Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1187

Application deadline is September 15th.



Spring Break 2024

Barranquilla, Cartagena, and Santa Marta, Colombia

Program Dates: March 9–16, 2024

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Natasha Duncan & Carina Olaru (Latino Cultural Center) 

Number of Credits: 2 HONR credits

Food--its access, significance, production, regionalism, and change overtime--is a topic of study that has importance for understanding the complexities of a society and the socio-economic, political, and technological opportunities or challenges that the society faces. Colombia has ethnic and regional diversity as well as a history of immigration and conflict, which influence its rich culture and cuisine. Join us in Barranquilla, Cartagena, and Santa Marta to explore food sustainability and culture in Colombia!

Estimated Program Fee: $1,700

Not included in estimated cost: airfare and some meals

Callout Dates: September 18 (12.00pm, Lunch and Learn, LCC), September 27 (6.00pm, LCC), and October 16 (6.00pm, HCRN Innovation Forum)


Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1850

EXPLORING THE EMERALD ISLE: IDENTITY MAKING IN IRELAND

Dublin and Galway, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Program Dates: March 8–17, 2024

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Muiris MacGiollabhui

Number of Credits: 2 HONR credits

Have you ever wondered what has inspired such intrigue about a small island on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean? This study away class will bring the island of Ireland, past and present, to life for students. Whether walking the same paths taken by James Joyce’s characters in Dubliners or witnessing the social phenomena that inspired Sally Rooney’s Normal People, students will be immersed in the culture and identity of Ireland. Spanning two countries, this class will dive into the history of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and ask a pertinent question: What does it mean to be Irish? Over nine days, students will visit the four corners of Ireland, learning the history of Ireland, its colonial past, and also envisaging the future of Ireland.

 

Estimated Program Fee: $2,000

Not included in estimated cost: airfare and some meals

Callout Dates: October 18 (5.00pm, HCRN 1143) or watch the September 13 callout

Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1766

GLOBAL PROBLEMS, GLOBAL SOLUTIONS: PROBLEM-SOLVING ACROSS BORDERS IN BRAZIL

Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Program Dates: March 8–17, 2024

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Nathan Swanson

Number of Credits: 2 HONR credits (with 2 additional HONR credits earned in the Fall Solutions Lab Global course)

Designing and implementing solutions to major global challenges requires interdisciplinary thinking, collaboration skills, and intercultural competencies. These are all put into practice in the “Solutions Lab Global” class in which Purdue students work virtually with students at Unisinos in Brazil to develop solutions to a global problem. This Spring Break study abroad program flows from this course, enriching the virtual experience with a visit to Unisinos. Participants will learn about student life in Brazil, interact with Brazilian peers, visit sights in Porto Alegre, explore the local region, and be immersed in Brazilian culture through homestays and program activities. The program concludes with a visit to Rio de Janeiro, a city rich in history, culture, and nature.

Note: Priority for enrollment in this program will be given to students enrolled in Solutions Lab Global: Brazil (HONR 22200) during the Fall 2023 semester.

Estimated Program Fee: $500

Not included in estimated cost: airfare and some meals

Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1736 

GLOBAL PROBLEMS, GLOBAL SOLUTIONS: PROBLEM-SOLVING ACROSS BORDERS IN ITALY

Padova and Venice, Italy

Program Dates: March 8–17, 2024

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Leighton Buntain

Number of Credits: 2 HONR credits (with 2 additional HONR credits earned in the concurrent Solutions Lab Global course)

Designing and implementing solutions to major global challenges requires interdisciplinary thinking, collaboration skills, and intercultural competencies. These are all put into practice in the “Solutions Lab Global” class in which Purdue students work virtually with students at the University of Padova in Italy to develop solutions to a global problem. This Spring Break study abroad program flows from this course, enriching the virtual experience with a visit to Padova. Participants will learn about student life in Italy, interact with Italian peers, visit sights in Padova, explore the local region, and be immersed in Italian culture through dormitory stays and program activities. The program concludes with a visit to nearby Venice, one of the world’s most unique cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Note: Priority for enrollment in this program will be given to students enrolled in Solutions Lab Global: Italy (HONR 22200) during the Spring 2024 semester.


Estimated Program Fee: $500

Not included in estimated cost: airfare and some meals

Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1788

Maymester / Summer 2024

Berlin, Germany

Program Dates: May 13–22, 2024(online); May 27-June 8, 2024(Berlin)

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Pete Moore

Number of Credits: 4 HONR credits

If toppling a statue is an exclamation point, challenging one interpretation of history, the empty spaces that remain leave us with a lingering set of question marks. In our course, we will pursue this line of inquiry by toggling between the US and Germany—looking at Berlin, a city where the past is an unavoidable part of the landscape and the discourse is longstanding. Through public monuments, its streets tell a story of European urbanization, of Germany’s Nazi past and present atonements, of people living in a divided East and West under communism and democracy, and ultimately of the spirit to endure. In undertaking these endeavors, we will come to better understand a city where intellectuals, architects, and artists have converged to ask the defining question of our time: what is the past and how does it predicate our present sense of belonging? This program will have an online synchronous pre-trip portion (May 13-22), followed by two weeks in Berlin (May 27-June 8).

Estimated Program Fee: $2,800

Not included in estimated cost: airfare and some meals

Callout Dates: September 14 (5.30pm, HCRS 1076) and September 19 (5.30pm, HCRS 1066), or watch the August 31 callout

Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1731 

Venice, Milan, and Florence, Italy

Program Dates: May 5–25, 2024

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Dino Felluga

Number of Credits: 6 HONR credits

“Italian Discoveries” combines two courses, “Da Vinci’s Renaissance” (an investigation of interdisciplinary genius and of the scientific and artistic revolutions of the Italian Renaissance) and “Our Postmodern Present” (an exploration of the scientific and artistic revolutions of our present). This program brings together the best of Italy, from the sun-drenched hills of Tuscany to the fishing villages of Le Cinque Terre—from famous cities to small villages known only to locals. We begin in the incomparable city of Venice, where we will complete all our in-class instruction while discovering why this unforgettable city is unique in all the world. We then visit the postmodern city of Milan before enjoying a two-day break that gives students an option to explore other areas of Italy on their own or to join a group heading to Le Cinque Terre. After our vacation, we move to Florence, the epicenter of Renaissance art and science. During this last week, we will enjoy day trips to some of the most perfectly preserved medieval and Renaissance jewels of Italy, San Gimignano, Lucca, Barga, and Siena, before returning to Venice for an optional last visit and then the flight home.

 

Estimated Program Fee: $5,730

Not included in estimated cost: airfare and some meals

Callout Dates: October 25 (5.30pm, HCRN 1143) or watch the September 13 callout

Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1535

ADVENTURE AND ENVIRONMENT IN CANADA

Banff National Park, Canada

Program Dates: May 6–13, 2024

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Kristen Bellisario

Number of Credits: 3 HONR credits

This program is designed to provide students with an understanding of wildlife corridors and their significance in the context of changing environments. Wildlife corridors play a critical role in maintaining biodiversity and facilitating the movement of species across fragmented landscapes. On the ground at Banff National Park in western Canada, we will examine first-hand the relationship between wildlife corridors and biodiversity conservation, the interconnectedness of wildlife corridors at local, regional, and global scales, and the challenges posed by human infrastructure and land use change. We will also learn about the relationships between First Nations and the land and wildlife of this area. Program activities include naturalist-led tours, trail rides on horseback, wildlife sightings, and glacier exploration.

Preparation for this Maymester experience will take place over eight pre-departure meetings in the Spring 2024 semester. 

Estimated Program Fee: $3,300

Not included in estimated cost: some meals (airfare is included!)

Callout Dates: September 13 (5.00pm, STEAM Lab) and October 18 (3.30pm, HCRN 1145)

Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1873

London and Manchester, England; Cardiff, Wales; Inverness and Edinburgh, Scotland

Program Dates: May 5–28, 2024

Faculty Program Leader: Dr. Nathan Swanson

Number of Credits: 6 HONR credits

The exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union has made questions of territory, identity, and belonging in Britain as salient as ever. Brexit has exposed and renewed deep divides in the UK, as the boundaries of British identity and its meaning in the 21st century are openly contested, and Britain’s diverse migrant communities and others at the margins of society are thrust unwillingly to the center of these debates. At the same time, some in the UK are turning away from “Britain” as a source of collective identity altogether, favoring instead more local sources of identity. This three-week program will focus on these developments and allow us to witness them first-hand as we travel through England, Wales, and Scotland. We will visit major historical sites and world-class museums, join local guides for unique tours of cities, neighborhoods, and institutions, meet with guest speakers, and experience a diverse range of cultures and natural landscapes!

Estimated Program Fee: $5,700

Not included in estimated cost: airfare and some meals

Callout Dates: October 17 (5.30pm, HCRS 1066) or watch the September 21 callout

Learn More and Apply: https://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/programs/flyer.cfm?flyer=1658

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