Winter Break Programs

Winter break courses are faculty-led and sponsored through individual departments within the College of Agriculture. Programs are offered during Purdue's winter break after the fall semester and before the spring semester. Students earn one or two credits.



  • India | December 26, 2024 - January 8, 2025
  • Credits: ABE 49500 - 2 credits
  • Cost in 2023/24: $4500 includes meals, airfare, accommodations, activities, transportation within country
  • Leaders: Dr. Kingsly Ambrose & Dr. Teresa Carvajal
  • Callout: August 26, 2024 @ 5:30 pm in ABE B053
Immerse yourself in India’s diverse culture, cuisine, and natural beauty. Food, agriculture, culture, history will be studied in these southern cities of India: Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty, Coimbatore, Cochin, and Alleppey. Known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is a hub for technology and innovation. Famous for its royal heritage and palaces, Mysore offers a glimpse into traditional Karnataka culture. A hill station in the Nilgiri Mountains, Ooty is known for its picturesque landscapes and cool climate. Coimbatore is an industrial city known for its textile industry and educational institutions. Cochin is a major port city with a diverse population and is known for its spice markets, backwaters, and historical sites. Famous for its backwaters and houseboat cruises, Alleppey offers a unique experience of Kerala’s waterways.



  • Peru | December 28, 2024 to January 8, 2025
  • Credits: BTNY 43110 or ASEC 43110 - a total of 3 credits
  • Cost in 23/24: $3200 includes accommodation, some meals, in country transportation, activities. The cost does not include airfare or some meals.
  • Leaders: Dr. Jeneen Fields & Dr. Mark Russell
  • Callout: 

Using established partner relationships, students will work with international partners to address identified challenges to learn the principles of extension methodology and sustainable community development by integrating their discipline knowledge and technical skills from previous courses. Students will also learn the intercultural communication, market analysis, project design and planning, business planning and business ventures, and cultural factors affecting community food security while they work in bi-national teams. Some key objectives are to strengthen learning, literacy, and life skills of Peruvian and Purdue students through mutually beneficial engagement to improve lives and livelihoods. Students will also be required to register for a preparation 8 week seminar fall 2024 (2nd half of semester) and an 8 week post course spring 2025. Students will earn a total of three academic credits for this experience.

Three-course sequence (3 credit total)
     Approved Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Capstone course
     Three credits of International Understanding for the College of Agriculture

  • 2nd Half of Fall 2024 Semester, 8 Weeks  
    • Planning for International Engagement Methods 
    • Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20, LILY 3-102
    • 1 Credit: BTNY 43100 or ASEC 43100
  • Winter Session - Study Abroad in Peru
    • International Engagement Methods and Food Security
    • December 28, 2024 to January 8, 2025
    • 1 Credit: BTNY 43110 or ASEC 43110
  • 1st Half of Spring 2025, 8 Weeks
    • Evaluating International Engagement Methods
    • Wednesdays, 1:30-3:20, LILY 3-102
    • 1 Credit: BTNY 43120 or ASEC 43120 

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