Office of Globalization

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, PhD, Associate Dean for Globalization and Elizabeth Barajas, M.A., Global Programs Coordinator 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. 

students studying abroad

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne, Switzerland

"Overall, my time in Luzern taught me a lot more than electronics. It taught me how to assimilate into another culture and another place, fine tuned my money and time management skills (both things are VERY necessary to living in Switzerland), and gave me a deeper appreciation and understanding of people in general. This is an experience I would highly recommend to others and one that I would do again in a heartbeat."

-Michael McCormick - Electrical Engineering Technology