Purdue Global Education Abroad celebrates one-year anniversary – Purdue University

by | Sep 7, 2022 | Education

Purdue Global graduate students and faculty in front of Buckingham Palace in London in March 2022. (Purdue Global photo)
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Purdue Global Education Abroad is getting a little … broader.
Education abroad opportunities are often limited for nontraditional online students, but the introduction of both immersive virtual programming and cost-effective, aid-eligible short-term travel programs means that many Purdue Global students can now benefit from these experiences.
Employers rate participation in a culturally immersive experience as a significant factor that can help an applicant stand out from the crowd, and studies show that education abroad participants have higher retention and graduation rates. Additionally, intercultural competencies such as cross-cultural communication, fostering inclusive attitudes and approaches and recognizing and honoring cultural differences are all skills employers rate as critical for new graduates.
To address these needs and best serve its learners, Purdue Global launched an education abroad program in the School of Business and Information Technology (SBIT) in 2021, with the first cohort of graduate global business concentration students participating in virtual and in-person faculty-led trips to London in March 2022. A second experience in London is set for late September, and future destinations include Germany, South Africa, Dubai and Kenya.
As the one-year anniversary of Purdue Global Education Abroad approaches, SBIT student participation has more than doubled, and new course offerings have expanded a …

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