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Study Abroad

Learning doesn’t have to take place in the classroom. Explore the world and develop a global world view through our study abroad programs. Twenty-seven percent of our students choose to study abroad. Through our programs, you will:

  • See the world

    Explore culture and history

  • Spend time in schools

    Learn about education around the world

  • Earn credit

    Get up to nine credit hours

  • Get a minor

    Earn credit toward a minor in global studies

Study abroad opportunities offered by faculty members in the College of Education:

England – Dr. Melanie Shoffner
Germany and Austria – Dr. Chrystal Johnson and Dr. Nancy Boes
Honduras – Dr. JoAnn Phillion
Italy – Dr. Denise Whitford
Jamaica – Dr. Allen Talbert
Northern Europe – Dr. Anatoli Rapoport
Romania – Dr. Kathy Obenchain
Tanzania – Dr. Jill Newton

Earn a minor in Global Studies

The Global Studies minor in education is a 10-13 credit hour minor that you can earn by studying abroad and exploring the world. Combined with classes on multiculturalism in education and an emphasis on globalization, this minor shows employers that you have a global perspective and international experience, which can set you apart from other educators. You can complete most of the coursework for the global studies minor just by studying abroad. Learn more.

Complete your student teaching abroad

Craving an adventure as you complete your student teaching assignment? Learn more about our student teaching opportunities in Honduras and Germany.

Here are some resources that may help you as you plan your study abroad experience:

Office of International Programs
First Time Travelers
Purdue Study Abroad website
Information for Parents
Study Abroad travel grants
Financial Resources
Helpful Travel Link
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