Study Abroad

Purdue Study Abroad opportunities offer students a chance to discover new adventures across the world, while enhancing their education, building language and communication skills, experiencing diverse cultures and networking.

Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) scholarships are available for prospective and current students. One in four students receive scholarships in FNR. Approximately 82 scholarships are awarded each year.

Study Abroad Costa Rica group.
Costa Rica Ecosystem
This study abroad course titled "Natural History in LaFortuna and Curú National Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica" offers students the opportunity to explore biodiversity and hand conduct field studies in tropical rainforest, Pacific dry forest, Pacific rock reef, and Pacific mangrove swamp ecosystems of Costa Rica.
Program Duration: Spring Break
Instructor: Dr. Reuben Goforth
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Article: FNR Students Reflect on Costa Rica Study Abroad Trip
Study Abroad Columbia, group photo.
Columbia Conservation
This study abroad course titled "Conservation Biology and Biodiversity Restoration in Columbia" students will have hands/eyes-on exposure to Colombian tropical ecology and ongoing projects for the conservation/restoration of the extraordinary biodiversity distributed across habitats ranging from the Andean forest to marine and marshland sites on the Caribbean Coast.
Program Duration: Summer
Instructor: Dr. Reuben Goforth
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Study Abroad, forest scene with lake in Canada.
Canada's Pacific northwest
This study abroad course titled "International Natural Resource Issue in Canada's Pacific Northwest" is a joint course for students from North Carolina State University, Swedish University for Life Sciences (SLU), and Purdue. Topics that will be studied are forestry, fishing, and wildlife challenges and opportunities. Students will gain a holistic and thematic view on sustainable use and management of natural resources for different geographic, ecological and social conditions.
Program Duration: Summer
Instructors: Dr. John DunningDr. Tomas Höök and Dr. Doug Jacobs​ 
Study Abroad, penguin on Galapagos Islands.
Galapagos Islands & Ecuador
This study abroad course titled "Environment and Culture Exploring in the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador" will introduce the unique environments and the culture of the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador while integrating ecological topics including biodiversity, adaptation and evolution, biogeography, endemicism, and conservation biology. Students will learn about the history of the islands, explore diverse ecosystems, and will see wildlife species including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, whales, Galapagos penguins, sea turtles.
Program Duration: Summer
Instructor: Dr. Liz Flaherty
Article: Students Learn Culture, Environment of Ecuador, Galápagos On Study Abroad Trip
Study Abroad, students sitting in snow in the Sweden mountains.
Sweden
This study abroad course titled "International Natural Resources in Sweden, Czech Republic and Poland," is a joint course for students from North Carolina State University, Swedish University for Life Sciences (SLU), and Purdue. Topics that will be studied are forestry, fishing, and wildlife challenges and opportunities. Students will gain a holistic and thematic view on sustainable use and management of natural resources for different geographic, ecological and social conditions.
Program Duration: Summer
Instructors: Dr. Patrick ZollnerDr. Tomas Höök and Dr. Doug Jacobs​
Article: FNR Field Reports: Sweden Study Abroad Week 1 Update - Alex Dudley

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Galapagos study abroad group.
Students Learn Culture, Environment of Ecuador, Galápagos On Study Abroad Trip

“The uninhibited wildlife was absolutely crazy to see and it's absolutely gorgeous on...

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Keegan Abeson, FNR wildlife student, holding frog.
FNR Field Reports: Sweden Study Abroad Week 4 Update - Keegan Abeson

Throughout the 2023 Sustainable Natural Resources study abroad course in Sweden students have...

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Arlene Polar found frog eggs in stream.
Polar Challenged, Amazed by Study Abroad Experience in Ireland

“I have always wanted to visit Ireland; it’s been on my list for as long as I can...

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Jack Dempsey in front of a sun gate in Ollantaytambo, study abroad.
Dempsey Learns Culture, Conservation Studying Abroad in Peru

With an interest in discovery and the desire to explore as well as experience with the Spanish...

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Costa Rica group photo, Study Abroad.
Costa Rica Study Abroad Trip Teaches Biodiversity Through Hands-On Experiences

The Costa Rican Natural History study abroad trip offers students the opportunity to explore...

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Students Learn Culture, Environment of Ecuador, Galápagos On Study Abroad Trip

Students learned about the history of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands and explored diverse...

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The view from the train in the morning upon arrival to Uppsala
FNR Field Reports: Sweden Study Abroad Week 4 Update - Keegan Abeson

Throughout the 2023 Sustainable Natural Resources study abroad course in Sweden, FNR students...

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Arlene Polar hiking at Croagh Patrick
Polar Challenged, Amazed by Study Abroad Experience in Ireland

Sophomore wildlife major Arlene Polar had always wanted to visit Ireland. The choice to be part...

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Costa Rica study abroad group photo
Costa Rica Study Abroad Trip Teaches Biodiversity Through Hands-On Experiences

The Costa Rican Natural History study abroad trip offers students the opportunity to explore...

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Freshman aquatic sciences major Jack Dempsey at Machu Picchu with his study abroad classmates.
Dempsey Learns Culture, Conservation Studying Abroad in Peru

Freshman aquatic sciences major Jack Dempsey participated in the International Engagement and...

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