Study Abroad

Beyond the Classroom | Undergraduate Students

The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) offers diverse study abroad programs around the globe, so you can make the world your classroom. Experience the excitement of living, studying or even working in another country while earning credit toward your degree.

During the 2022-23 academic year, HHS faculty plan to offer departmental study abroad programs to most HHS majors as follows.

DestinationProgram TitleTime Period
ChinaSponsored Internship and Study AbroadMay-Nov 2023
Costa RicaChildren and Families in Costa Rica  May 2023
CroatiaNeuroscience in CroatiaJune 2023
FranceFrench Culture, Food and Health  May 2023
GreeceGreek Culture and Cuisine  2022-23 Winterbreak
GreeceIntercultural Learning in Health and Human Sciences – Lived Experiences in GreeceMay-June 2023
IrelandGlobal Perspectives in Sports Medicine – IrelandMay 2023
IrelandComparative Healthcare in IrelandJune 2023
ItalyInvestigating Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues in Florence, ItalyMay-June 2023
MoroccoScience and Spices of MoroccoSpring break 2023
MoroccoYouth in Development in Morocco  May-June 2023
New Zealand and AustraliaNew Zealand/Australia Culture and CuisineMay 2023

We will add information on additional HHS faculty-led programs as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can check out other available Purdue programs on the Purdue Study Abroad website.

Study Abroad Scholarships and Financial Aid

Health and Human Sciences Study Abroad Scholarship

The College of Health and Human Sciences offers financial assistance to support HHS students for the next year’s programs. 

For questions, please contact Carmen Morrow at morrow23@purdue.edu or 765-494-8215.

Charles V. and Audrey Palm Riker Fund (Human Development and Family Studies)

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) students participating in a study abroad program that incorporates activities related to children who are economically disadvantaged are eligible to apply for the Riker Fund scholarship. Scholarship amounts vary. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Submit the application form along with:

  • A two-page essay (double-spaced), which covers why you want to participate in the program, what you expect to gain from it, how the experience relates to your educational and career objectives, your financial constraints or circumstances and how you will share your study abroad experience with others.
  • Your official up-to-date transcript from Purdue University.
  • Your current resume.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member at Purdue.

All required application documents must be received by February 1. Email completed application materials to Penny Kelly at kelly28@purdue.edu. Recipients are selected by the Riker Fund selection committee with approval from the HDFS department head.

Fred and Dorine Santogrossi Study Abroad Scholarship in Psychology (Psychological Sciences)

This $1,500 scholarship was established to help defray costs of travel and other expenses associated with studying abroad.

Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, financial need and how the study abroad experience will meet their academic objectives. Recipients of this study abroad scholarship are chosen by a selection committee with approval from the Psychological Sciences department head.

Application Materials:

  • Your official up-to-date transcript from Purdue University.
  • Your current resume or CV.
  • Evidence of financial need.
  • A 250-word statement that outlines how the study abroad experience will meet your academic objectives.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or another individual.

All required application documents must be received by October 1. Email application materials to Dr. Colin William, director of undergraduate studies at ctwilliam@purdue.edu. The letter of recommendation may be emailed or sent by mail to the following address: Dr. Colin William, Department of Psychological Sciences, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

Purdue Study Abroad Scholarships

Search additional scholarships available at Purdue that support international study. 

National and International Scholarships Office

Purdue’s National and International Scholarships Office (NISO) coordinates campus nominations for prestigious external awards. Through workshops and personalized advising, NISO staff guide candidates through the application process for select NISO scholarships and grants.

Division of Financial Aid 

Each student’s financial aid package is different, so it is important that students talk with a Division of Financial Aid staff member to determine what assistance is available for their chosen study abroad program.

Intercultural Learning in HHS

HHS intercultural learning initiatives aim to enhance the outcomes of global education activities, such as study abroad and international exchange programs. Built on the college’s success in study abroad, these initiatives are championed by the faculty and staff who have led these programs and who are passionate about integrating intercultural learning into their work. The number of HHS study abroad students has nearly doubled since the college was founded in 2010. About one-third of HHS undergraduate degree recipients have studied abroad at least once, exceeding the University average. As a result, our faculty and staff are developing knowledge and preparing themselves to meet your intercultural learning needs.

HHS Study Abroad Leadership Award

HHS faculty and staff who demonstrate outstanding leadership and innovation in promoting, developing or implementing one or more HHS study abroad programs are eligible for a $1,000 leadership award. Nominations may be submitted by HHS faculty and staff as well as students who have participated in a study abroad program.

The selection committee is composed of three members from the HHS International Programs Committee. Recipients are announced during the HHS spring faculty meeting.

Contact Us

HHS International Committee

Committee Members

Department/SchoolNameEmail
Human Development and Family StudiesZoe Taylorzetaylor@purdue.edu
Health and KinesiologyCassandra Ledmancledman@purdue.edu 
Health SciencesEllen Wellswells54@purdue.edu
Hospitality and Tourism ManagementSusan Gordongordon31@purdue.edu
Nursing and Diversity, Equity & Inclsuion Liaison Azza Ahmedahmedah@purdue.edu
Nutrition ScienceRegan Baileyreganbailey@purdue.edu
Psychological SciencesGeorge Hollich ghollich@purdue.edu
Public Health Stewart Chang Alexanderalexan90@purdue.edu
Speech, Language, and Heating SciencesLata Krishnankrishnal@purdue.edu
Student Services Jennifer Rosselot Wilkins jrosselo@purdue.edu
Undergraduate StudentTBD
Graduate Student TBD 
International Undergradute Student TBD
HHS AdministrationLiping Cai, Chair
Carmen Morrow, Secretary
liping@purdue.edu 
morrow23@purdue.edu