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.

Some of the study abroad programs that HHS faculty are currently planning for 2024 are listed below.

DestinationProgram TitleTime Period
ChinaSponsored Internship and Study AbroadPending
FranceFrench Culture, Food and Health  May 25-June 2 2024
GreeceIntercultural Learning in Health and Human Sciences: Lived Experiences in GreeceMay 2024
IrelandGlobal Perspectives in Sports Medicine – IrelandMay 27-June 10, 2024
IrelandComparative Healthcare in IrelandMay 29-June 15, 2024
IrelandPublic Health in IrelandMay 5-May 18, 2024
MoroccoYouth in Development in MoroccoMay 14-June 3, 2024
TaiwanIntercultural Learning in Health and Human Sciences: Lived Experiences in TaiwanWinter break

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

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 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 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.

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 February 1. Email application materials to Emily Iffert, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, at

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

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.

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.

HHS faculty and staff members who have led study abroad programs since the spring of previous academic year are eligible for being nominated.
Nomination Procedure

  • 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 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.

Contact Us

HHS International Committee

Human Development and Family StudiesZoe
Health and KinesiologyCassandra 
Health SciencesEllen
Hospitality and Tourism ManagementSusan
Nursing and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Liaison Azza
Nutrition ScienceAnnabel
Psychological SciencesGeorge Hollich
Public Health Stewart Chang
Speech, Language, and Heating SciencesMichelle
Student Services Jennifer Rosselot Wilkins
HHS AdministrationLiping Cai,