Office of Globalization

August 14, 2020 COVID-19 Update: All University- sponsored student travel abroad has been suspended through 2020. Please note Purdue will not offer any Spring Break 2021 programs.  Information regarding the latest COVID-19 updates from Purdue University leadership 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

Technological University Dublin in Dublin, Ireland

"Attending DIT for a semester has changed me in so many aspects of my life. I now feel like I am able to thrive in any situation I am put into. I have a greater awareness of other cultures and a desire to learn more about them. Studying in Dublin was one of the best experiences of my life and if I could do it all over again, I would. The courses over there were enjoyable and the content that I was taught was exactly what I would have been learning here at Purdue. After studying abroad I feel like it should be required for every student to do it. Not only because it is such an enjoyable experience but also because of how much it changes you for the better. Studying abroad broadens your horizons and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone and try something you normally wouldn't do. I know while I was abroad I did countless things I wouldn't normally do while at Purdue and I find myself doing those things now that I am back at Purdue. I would highly recommend that anyone who has any interest in studying abroad should do it. You won't regret it as looking back on it I believe it was one of the best decisions I have made while attending Purdue."

-Conner Grant- MET 2016