Office of Globalization

May 4, 2020 COVID-19 Update: All University- sponsored student travel abroad has been suspended until Spring 2021 due to COVID-19 uncertainties. That includes, for the coming fall semester and winter break, all international student travel that is part of study abroad or is University-sponsored. For fall study abroad students, their deposits will be fully refunded and study abroad advisors will continue to interact with them about stopping or postponing their study abroad experience. Information regarding the latest 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.  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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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia

"RMIT and Australia have made me better at efficiently managing fun,friendships, time, money and academics, all of which I think form the main ingredients in the recipe of a balanced life!"

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