Office of Globalization

March 10, 2020 COVID-19 Update from Purdue President, Mitch Daniels:  To provide students with maximum opportunity to secure alternative academic arrangements, all summer study abroad has been canceled. Students will be reimbursed by the University for any expenses that are not reimbursable from other sources. Students should check with their academic advisor about alternative coursework for the summer. You can find the most recent information and guidance for the campus on this website: 



While the world continues to get smaller, Purdue Polytechnic global and cultural opportunities continue to grow.  The Office of Globalization in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute focuses on the global reach of the college through a variety of programs.  Robert Cox, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Globalization and Elizabeth Barajas, M.A., Senior Global Programs Coordinator, Jen Ramos, M.A., Global Programs Specialist, and Misty Clugh, Senior Admin Assistant for Polytechnic Global Operations work to seek, initiate and sustain:

  • International student exchanges
  • Faculty exchanges
  • Undergraduate/graduate group research collaboration
  • Dual/Joint degree options
  • Departmental study abroad programs
  • International industrial internships
  • Industrial problem solving
  • Indiana Industrial economic/international development.
  • Strategic Global Alliances

All students in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute can choose to gain an enriched perspective of the global marketplace through a multitude of global experiences that both interest and benefit the student and his or her chosen path of study. 

You can now earn a minor as part of your global experience with the new Advanced Global Technology Minor.


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students studying abroad

Chun Po (Michael) Yu  - Aviation Management

University of New South Wales in Sydney

"Studying abroad for a semester may seem daunting, but it's a nice in a lifetime opportunity that will connect you with people around the world especially the country you are studying in. University New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney was beautiful and classes were easy to follow. The option of taking a short bus to have sunsets beach or a weekend trip to the great barrier reef was always there. I got to learn so many things about Australian culture and the people as well as make friends with people around the globe. Truly something that will be the highlight of my years at Purdue."

-Chun Po (Michael) Yu - Aviation Management