International Students

International Students and Scholars (ISS)

Providing support and services to our international graduate students, ISS is the place to go for any visa-related questions.

Global Ambassadors

Learn more about international graduate student life at Purdue though this fun series of blogs, videos, and country stats

Purdue Language and Cultural Exchange (PLaCE)

Take advantage of short courses and other resources to improve language skills and increase your intercultural awareness. These classes fill fast, so sign up early.

Oral English Proficiency Program (OEPP)

The Oral English Proficiency Program provides the Oral English Proficiency Test (OEPT), which you may need to take before you can serve as a teaching assistant. If needed, you will work with your graduate office to register for this test. The Oral English Proficiency Program also offers English language classes to prospective teaching assistants and has links to additional resources.

International Friendship Program

This program connects new international Boilermakers with local community hosts for friendship and support as they transition to living in Greater Lafayette.

Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships

Learn about the international relationships being developed across Purdue’s College of Engineering