Office of Globalization

February 15, 2021 COVID-19 Update: Student international travel is suspended through July 31, 2021. Communications from the Purdue Study Abroad Office can be found at: . Additional information regarding Spring 2021 travel guidelines for students, faculty, and staff can be found at:


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.  Elizabeth Barajas, M.A., Director of Globalization, 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

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany

"Studying Abroad at the Hochschule Darmstadt was so much more than what the limitations of pen and paper can breach. I was enveloped in the German way of life, while making life long friends from the four corners of the earth. The university gave me the technical skills I needed for my career, and the city gave me the skills I needed for life. No matter how much red tape one may cross, in the end it is always worth it."

-Taylor Hansen - Hochschule Darmstadt- Spring 2015