Study Abroad

There is more to learning than what happens in the classroom.  Take your education further by studying in another country, while maintaining your course towards graduation. The Department of Political Science has partnerships with international institutions where credits count course for course.

Maymester: India

Semester Long: Singapore and Colombia

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India: Delhi, Cochin, Calcutta

POL 229H: Waves of Globalization and Labor, 3 credit hours
May 7 – 24, 2018
Led by Dr. Natasha Duncan, ntduncan@purdue.edu

Waves of Globalization and Labor offers you the opportunity to explore the origins of the global cultural reach of India. Through the migrations of its people, far-flung corners of the world have been touched by its cuisine, traditions, and labor. Many of those who left, migrated as laborers as the tides of international economic forces demanded over time. By immersing ourselves in India, we examine the socio-political circumstances that influenced the policies that facilitated movement of Indians from their homeland to distant shores in the past and that facilitate movement today. We will visit the sites that were (or are) the major source cities for these migrants: Calcutta serves to instruct us on the environment from where they left historically; Cochin and Delhi will be our texts for understanding the context for contemporaneous, that is, 21st century, movements to the Gulf. Finally, with the benefit of being in India, we are able to interact first-hand with the people and the culture of a place whose mystique stimulates our imaginations but also serves as an ideal laboratory to study the causes and consequences of emigration.

CALL OUTS

September 28, 2017  | 5:00-6:00pm | HCRN 1143

October 16, 2017  |  5:00-6:00pm  |  HCRS 1054

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Singapore

Purdue’s Department of Political Science has an exchange agreement with the National University of Singapore. This program is eligible for up to $3,000 in study abroad grants from the university (Purdue Moves and SAIL grants). For spring 2018, the Political Science Department will offer travel support of $1,000 each for up to three students, in addition to the general university study abroad scholarships. Contact Professor Mark Tilton for details.

 The benefits of the National University of Singapore include:

  • Studying at a world-class international university, ranked 24th in the world and best university in Asia for 2017.

  • Living in the structure of a residence hall

  • Saving a little money. You should save about $2,000 by studying in Singapore for the semester instead of remaining in West Lafayette. The $4,000 in study abroad scholarships will more than cover the costs of about $1,800 for airfare and $300 for travel documents. Plus, the cost of a dorm room and meals should be a bit less than at Purdue.

  • Experiencing life in a major Asian city where English is the everyday language.

  • Easy access to fascinating spots around Asia. Budget flights, often for under $100, go to to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, India, Cambodia, China, and Australia

  • All instruction in English

  • Many approved courses that automatically transfer to Purdue as classes in your own plan of study for Political Science.

Application deadlines: September 15 (for spring 2018) and March 1 (for fall 2018)

For details, email Professor Mark Tilton or view the website for exchange students at the National University of Singapore.

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Colombia

Purdue’s Department of Political Science has an exchange agreement with the Universidad del Norte in Baranquilla, Colombia. This program is eligible for up to $3,000 in study abroad grants from the university (Purdue Moves and SAIL grants). For spring 2018, the Political Science Department will offer travel support of $1,000 each for up to three students, in addition to the general university study abroad scholarships.  Contact Professor Natasha Duncan, ntduncan@purdue.edu, for more information. 

Requirements for this exchange include having a GPA of 2.75 or higher and completed SPAN 202.
Credit available for Spanish, Political Science, and more!

  • Baranquilla is considered a gateway to Latin America because of its location on the Caribbean Sea

  • Uni Norte matches exchange students with local students to help with adapting to Colombian culture

  • Classes are available in Spanish and English

  • Living expenses in Baranquilla are around $500 per month

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Diaz at eadiaz@purdue.edu  or Natasha Duncan at ntduncan@purdue.edu
www.purdue.edu/cla/studyabroad

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