PAGE by the Numbers: International Students Experience Purdue through GEPP Summer Programs

While the majority of Purdue’s students leave the campus for their summer experiences, GEPP hosts students from other countries who are excited about living a Boilermaker experience in the Midwestern USA. For summer 2023, the Purdue Academy of Global Engineering (PAGE) has been busy customizing programs for 40 students on various PAGE-created programs.


GEPP and  the Engineering Undergraduate Research Office (EURO) are collaborating with the Sister to Sister (S2S) Exchange Program to offer summer research experience to Pakistani students. For Summer 2023, out of the 2,047 female college students applicants, the top 6 of only 20 finalists will be on campus from early June to early August as they conduct research with faculty mentors from engineering and STEM-related departments. Purdue’s College of Engineering supports the largest number of finalists from any participating higher-education institution in the United States.

Saudi Arabia

Also hailing from afar will be 3 college students from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) who will be involved in research and industry visits and collaborations for eight weeks during the summer, making it the first year for KAUST students to join the PAGE summer experience at Purdue.


Returning for their third year of participation in PAGE, the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) will send 25 undergraduate students in the NCKU-Purdue 3+1+1 program for a two-week course on “Making Evidence-Based Decisions in Engineering using Programming” with Professor Amena Shermadou in early July 2023. Students will also make cultural visits to the Greater Lafayette Area, Indianapolis, and Chicago.


6 undergraduate students from our neighbors to the south will be taking advantage of the international connections they will make as they participate in a PAGE course with NCKU participants this July 2023. For these students, this will be their first experience living in a foreign country! While working to improve their English communication, students from the National Aeronautical University (UNAQ) in Querétaro, México, will visit industry partners and participate in cultural excursions to Indianapolis and Chicago.

“Machine Learning for High School Students”

“Machine Learning for High School Students” is a one-week virtual short course offered by Professor Stanely Chan and his graduate students.This summer, two sessions are offered for high school students on both coasts and around the world: Session 1 is June 12-16, and Session 2 is July 17-21. For more information on this virtual course and to register, please visit the Machine Learning course through PAGE Virtual.

Summer 2023 PAGE programs involve 40+ international students from 4 countries and 18 Purdue Faculty.