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Over 400 study abroad programs are offered with a variety of locations and different lengths of time. Students can study abroad for a semester, summer, short-term summer, spring break​ or winter flex. Through the program search students can find all the study abroad opportunities at Purdue.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Studying a​broad is a u​n​ique opportunity for personal growth that will affect a student for the rest of their life. Lives are transformed as students become more self aware of who they are and what defines them.
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The courses that are taken abroad transfer back to Purdue as credits and grades. Students can fulfill requirements for their major, minor or elective coursework. Some programs offer hands-on learning to enhance the academic experience.


Meeting new people from different backgrounds and becoming familiar with their culture is a unique opportunity. Having contacts abroad creates a valuable network. The memories and experiences will positively impact students throughout their life.


Students invest in their future when they study abroad since it sets them apart from others in the job market. The skills gained abroad give an advantage in just about any career field.


Financial aid, scholarship, grant, and loan amounts vary on the length of the program. Going abroad as a student is an inexpensive way for a priceless time in a different country.


daily experiences of eating ethnic foods, traveling new paths, using various modes of transportation, intermingling cultures, and having (or not having) different conveniences, provide a new appreciation for other cultures and lifestyles. developing a global outlook increases the importance of international cooperation and diversity.


as globalization is becoming more prominent, it is vital for students to seize the array of opportunities studying abroad offers. generally, students have limited commitments towards people, location or careers. after graduating, it is difficult to find the time to immerse oneself into a culture.


through study abroad, students gain enhanced skills in leadership, collaboration, problem solving, decision-making, and critical thinking. many of the personal benefits include increased self-confidence, independence, self-sufficiency, patience, adaptability, cross-cultural communications skills, and a willingness to take on new challenges.


students do not need to know a foreign language to participate in study abroad since all classes are taught in english. through a students' time within a culture, they have the chance to learn a foreign language.


living in an unfamiliar environment, trying different foods, meeting new people, and sightseeing are exciting adventures. this experience can be the best time of a students' life.

There are many study abroad programs to choose from which makes it difficult to select the best option. It is important to find the program that directly fits the needs and desires of the student. When selecting a program, it is good to answer the following questions about studying abroad.

  • Why do you want to study abroad?
  • Have you been out of the country?
  • When do you want to study abroad?
  • Do you want to study abroad more than once?
  • In what country or countries would you like to study?
  • Why have you chosen this length of time?
  • Would you consider studying abroad for a longer length of time?
  • When would be the best year for you (sophomore, junior, senior)?
  • How does study abroad fit into your personal or academic plans?
  • What kind of living arrangements do you prefer?
  • Do you have cost restraints?
  • Are you aware of financial aid, personal loans, grants, and scholarships?
  • Do you think you are a good candidate to study abroad? Why?
  • What are some things that scare you about studying abroad?
  • Have you talked to people with experience of studying abroad?
  • Do you believe you are emotionally stable to be away from home for the amount of time?
  • Do you want to be immersed into a culture?
  • Have you talked to people with experience of studying abroad?
  • Do you believe you are emotionally stable to be away from home for the amount of time?
  • Do you want to be immersed into a culture?
  • Do you want to study abroad with other Americans?
  • Do you believe you will take the time to explore new things and meet new people?
  • What type of location would you prefer? (small town, city, large city, metropolitan area)
  • How are you going to benefit from this experience?

Answering these questions help assist in making a decision on where and when to study abroad. After answering these questions, search for the programs available online. Students should inform their academic advisor of their desire to study abroad. Email AgAbroad@purdue.edu to discuss options if desired.

Students apply online to study abroad. After a program is selected through the online program search, a ‘click here to apply for this program’ link is located on the program details page. Students will login using their Purdue login to begin the application. The initial application takes less than five minutes. The next page shows a checklist of forms needed to complete the application. Depending on the length of time, depends on the forms needed for the application. Sometimes a transcript, photo, essay, recommendation form, and a copy of the passport are needed.

After a completed online application, students are notified by email if they are selected. Some programs fill up fast, so the application should be turned in as soon as possible. In the acceptance email, students need to turn in a $500 deposit and sign an agreement form. The $500 deposit goes towards the cost of the program. 

Once the program is full, orientation meetings are scheduled to help prepare students to study abroad. For some programs, a course is required before the study abroad course happens.

Feel free to visit AGAD 104 or email agabroad@purdue.edu if you have concerns, questions or comments. 

Over 400 study abroad programs are offered with a variety of locations and different lengths of time. Students can study abroad for a semester, summer, short-term summer, spring break​ or winter flex. The program search lists all all the study abroad opportunities at Purdue.


Feel free to email agabroad@purdue.edu, call 765-494-8458 or visit AGAD 104 to discuss study abroad opportunities and procedures. A meeting can be arranged in person or on zoom.

A majority of programs do not have any requirements to join the program. The program requirements are listed on the program details page. Some requirements could be GPA, major, year in college, or certain courses completed. Students can study abroad at any grade level. Students must be in good academic probation. The eligibility policies explains more. 

Studying abroad is an extremely valuable investment in your future which makes you richer. It is a priceless experience with countless benefits. The expense for each study abroad program varies. Once accepted into the program, students submit a $500 deposit toward the program. The rest of the expenses are billed to students through Purdue's Bursars office.



Agriculture Study Abroad Scholarships

Students earn credits and sometimes grades for their study abroad program. Since the programs are Purdue-approved study abroad courses, students will remain enrolled as a Purdue student. The study abroad office will register the student for the study abroad program.

Agriculture students are required to earn nine credits in international understanding. These nine credits can be earned by taking international understanding classes. If students decide to study abroad, some or all of the nine credits can be turned into free electives. The credits earned during a study abroad count towards international understanding. Depending on the program or course taken abroad, the credits could be eligible for other uses in the plan of study.