University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Founded in beautiful New Zealand in 1873, the University of Canterbury is now a modern autonomous university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The university is located on a modern, suburban campus that offers extensive sporting and recreational activities to complement its scholastic reputation. With an enrollment of 10,000 students, the university is host to more than 100 clubs and societies on campus, covering interests in the sporting, cultural, social, religious, and intellectual fields.

Only 10 minutes away is Christchurch, a city of 300,000 people that is often called the Garden City of New Zealand because of its many parks, natural reserves, trees, and flowers. The city also has a reputation for being the most English city outside England, largely because of its traditional architecture and expansive parks. The Cathedral in the central square is its focal point. The city has other distinctive features, including the Avon river which winds along tree-lined banks, parks and gardens. The city offers a myriad of outdoor activities ranging from trout fishing, skiing, and backpacking to the cultural gatherings at plays, concerts, and other activities which frequent a cosmopolitan area. It is also minutes away from the beautiful beaches for which New Zealand is famous.

Program Location Christchurch, New Zealand
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20250
Duration Semester or Two Semesters


Federal University of Vicosa - Brazil

Purdue University has had a strong relationship with UFV for half a century.  This is a widely known university in Brazil.

For the summer, the majority of each students' studies will be an internship/research lab exerience based on the students' major and area of interest. Students will earn 6 credits with this course. The internship research lab focus areas include agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal sciences, biosystems, and food processing engineering, food science, and veterinary medicine. The program is conducted primarily in English but Portuguese is the language of Brazil. Familiarity with Portuguese is beneficial, but not required of the course. The cost of the program is Purdue's summer tuition and fees, medical insurance (estimated $64), airfare (estimated $800-$1500), room and board (estimated $1200-$1600), passport, and visa.

To study for the semester, instruction is in Portuguese. So Portuguese is required.

Enrollment for the program is open for undergraduate students of all majors. 

Note: Some students may be eligible for a travel grant to support expenses. 

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Program Location Vicosa, Brasil
Sponsor IPIA
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20127
Duration Semester

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH - Switzerland

the name is known throughout the world. Consistently ranked by all major World University rankings among the top universities in the world, it is considered the best university in continental Europe by the Shanghai Ranking ARWU, the Times Higher Education Ranking and the QS World University Ranking. It is currently ranked 8th best university in the world in engineering, science and technology and 2nd in Europe after the University of Cambridge

The university forms a community of 20,000 people from 80 nations who study, do research or are employed there. About 360 professors in 15 academic departments teach mainly in the technical, mathematical and natural sciences areas and carry out research that is highly valued worldwide. 

Program Location Zürich, Switzerland
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20276
Duration Spring Sem. or Two Semesters

University of Queensland - Australia

The University of Queensland (UQ) has three southeast Queensland campuses at St. Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton. UQ St. Lucia – the university’s largest campus – is situated in Brisbane, a dynamic capital city known for its excellent climate, high standard of living and secure quality of life.

UQ's majestic sandstone buildings give the campus an intellectual feel while its sprawling parklands, abundant wildlife and multiple sporting fields offer reprieve from the rigors of academia. Located less than 5 miles outside the Brisbane Central Business District and bordered on three sides by the Brisbane River, the campus has easy access to the city via frequent buses and the City Cat river ferry.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:The Education Abroad Network (TEAN).

Program Location Brisbane, Australia
Sponsor Co-Sponsored
Program Type The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
Course # SA 36014
Duration Semester or Two Semesters

Grenoble Institute of Technology - France

What is Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP)?

  • one of 250 Grandes Écoles, French institutions of higher education specializing in one or two fields

  • offers programs in engineering with research centers for nanotechnologies, energy distribution and renewable energy

  • highly selective and small student body, approximately 5000 full-time students 

  • strong links with industry

  • significant research and development activities

Program Location Grenoble, France
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20155
Duration Semester or Two Semesters