Available Programs

Purdue University Calumet offers students three distinct different types of programs. General definitions can be found under the “Program Definitions” page. Explanations of the program types can be found in the Program Policy section of the website. The programs available under each category can be found below.

(PLEASE NOTE: Each year, new programs are added as the Education Abroad staff work to update the website. Continue to check this page for more programs and more program details/information.)

PUC-Led Programs

Viva Nicaragua! – Volunteer Abroad
Fall Break 2014
Students will spend seven days in Grenada, Nicaragua, on a volunteer abroad program. This trip allows students to experience the culture of a country while giving back to the local community. In Grenada the experiential learning organization Viva Nicaragua! arranges for homestays with carefully selected host families and cultural field trips in the area. You will quickly learn the program’s battle cry of “Viva Nica!”

Study Abroad in Cáceres
Summer Program 2014
This program is a Spanish language and culture/homestay/immersion program that gives students the opportunity to experience life in Spain and a full immersion into the Spanish language. Students take two classes (6 credits) in Spanish language. Classes are available at both lower and upper division levels and are approved for Experiential Learning credit. During the trip, students will develop their oral and written proficiency in Spanish; knowledge of culture and civilization of Spain; knowledge of cultural geography and monuments of Spain; and knowledge of political realities in modern day Spain. Students reside in the houses of families that have been approved by the Universidad de Extremadura.

London Calling
Summer Program 2014
Students take one course (3 credits) in either English, History, or Political Science while staying at prestigious institutions in England. The program splits time between two locations within the country, with the group spending the first week of the program at the University of Oxford and the following week at the University of London.

Study in London & Paris
Summer Program 2014
The College of Business is pleased to offer this program in global business to students from any college/major. Students earn 3 credit hours for the course which includes a face-paced travel component, with business visits taking place in both London and Paris over a period of 8 days.

HTM Cruise
Spring Program 2014 (travel in May 2014)
This program provides students with the opportunity to see what it would be like to take a cruise from a travel agent’s perspective. Participants are responsible for learning about the different aspects of the cruise experience and for promoting the experience for future years.

Exchange Programs

Erasmus University Rotterdam – Media and Communication (taught in English)
Fall, Spring, or full Academic Year
Hallo! The Dutch culture awaits you in the Netherlands. This program is open to all students, but is a particularly good fit for those studying communication. Courses have included “The Business of Media,” “Global Television,” and “War Representations in Media and Culture.” Students pay tuition and fees for the courses at PUC (same rates and financial aid) while taking classes at the overseas university.

Sciences Po Rennes – Political Science (taught in English or French)
Fall, Spring, or full Academic Year
Bonjour! This program is open to any student interested in taking one or two full semesters of political science/history in France. Courses have included “The EU and its Eastern Neighbors,” “Environmental Policy,” and “Public Sphere and Media Analysis.” No previous French language courses are needed to participate, but the program does require that you take one language course as a part of your studies abroad. Students pay tuition and fees for the courses at PUC (same rates and financial aid) while taking classes at the overseas university.

Affiliated Provider Programs

ISA (International Studies Abroad)
For over twenty years, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. ISA offers a wide variety of study abroad programs at accredited schools and universities. Programs vary in length, but students’ options include programs which take place in the summer, fall, spring, or for the full academic year.

ISEP Direct Programs
ISEP is a network of over 300 colleges and universities in 50 countries cooperating to provide access to international education for students. Participants gain intercultural competence through integration into their host institutions and host cultures while exploring the international dimensions of their academic fields. Purdue University Calumet has a direct membership with ISEP, meaning that students are limited to participation in programs marked “direct” by ISEP. Students may choose a program which takes place in the summer, fall, spring, or for the full academic year.

Special Permission, Non-Affiliated Programs

IPFW Study Abroad
Students can choose to participate in other Purdue system study abroad programs. Eligibility and admission into those programs is set by the campus arranging the program. No matter what program is chosen, students should work with the Education Abroad Coordinator at PUC to have the International Affairs Office assist in the application and credit transfer process. For more information on Special Permission, Non-Affiliated Programs, visit the Program Policy webpage.