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.
Some of the study abroad programs that HHS faculty are currently planning for 2024 are listed below.
|Sponsored Internship and Study Abroad
|Public Health and Healthcare in the Dominican Republic
|Spring Break 2024
|French Culture, Food and Health
|May 25-June 2 2024
|Intercultural Learning in Health and Human Sciences: Lived Experiences in Greece
|Global Perspectives in Sports Medicine – Ireland
|May 27-June 10, 2024
|Comparative Healthcare in Ireland
|May 29-June 15, 2024
|Youth in Development in Morocco
|May 14-June 3, 2024
|Intercultural Learning in Health and Human Sciences: Lived Experiences in Taiwan
We will add the information on 2024 HHS faculty-led programs as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can check out the Purdue Study Abroad website to search for programs that HHS students are eligible for.
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 Audrey Powell at email@example.com or 765-494-8215.
Charles V. and Audrey Palm Riker Fund (Human Development and Family Science)
Human Development and Family Science (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (minimum GPA of 3.2), financial need and how the study abroad experience will meet their academic objectives. Financial need will be assessed based on submission of a FAFSA financial aid form, so all applicants must have a FAFSA on file. Recipients of this study abroad scholarship are chosen by a selection committee with approval from the Psychological Sciences department head.
- 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 February 1. Email application materials to Emily Iffert, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The letter of recommendation may be emailed or sent by mail to the following address: Emily Iffert, Department of Psychological Sciences, 703 Third Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
Questions? Contact Dr. Colin William, director of undergraduate studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Featured Intercultural Learning Leaders
Stewart Chang Alexander
Stewart Chang Alexander
Stewart Chang Alexander, associate professor of public health, was one of the first faculty members on campus to provide trainings and implement intercultural assessments, such as the Intercultural Development Inventory. He demonstrated innovative leadership in designing a series of intercultural learning modules to embed in both study abroad and on-campus courses and was awarded the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) Vision Award in 2020. He has also led many short-term study abroad programs that have been shown to achieve effective learning outcomes.
Andrea DeMaria, assistant professor of public health, pioneered the women’s health research-based study abroad program in Florence, Italy, which is one of the only long-term, research-based study abroad programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. In the program, she and her students conduct international reproductive health research and engage in immersive field experience that explore the intersection of attitudes, behaviors and cultural constructs specific to Italy. This research has resulted in published papers on contraceptive knowledge, reproductive healthcare experiences and more. DeMaria values partnership in her study abroad programs, partnering with Florence University of the Arts and local businesses to ensure successful student-community engagement and rich, culture-centered research results.
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.
Nomination Procedure and Deadline
HHS faculty and staff members who have led study abroad programs since the spring of previous academic year are eligible for being nominated.
- Candidates may be nominated by any faculty or staff member in the College of Health and Human Sciences or students who have participated in a program led by the nominee.
- Nominations should be emailed to email@example.com. It should include the following:
- A 200-word description of the nominee’s achievements in leading study abroad programs for the students in her or his department or school
- If you are a student making the nomination, please include the program name and year in which you participated with the nominee
- Nominator’s contact information
- The nominations deadline for the current academic year is February 20th, 2024 and the award will be announced and presented at the spring faculty meeting.
HHS International Committee
|Human Development and Family Studies
|Health and Kinesiology
|Hospitality and Tourism Management
|Nursing and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Liaison
|Stewart Chang Alexander
|Speech, Language, and Heating Sciences
|Jennifer Rosselot Wilkins
|International Undergradute Student
|Liping Cai, Chair
Audrey Powell, Assistant