If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Purdue Explorers in Portugal

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Lisbon, Portugal
Course # SA 10112
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring Break 2023 03/11/23 to 03/18/23
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

This course will allow students to explore the possibility of interning abroad or possibly working abroad after college. Students will meet with alumni working abroad and a Purdue student who is interning for the semester/year. Each interview/ group meeting will consist of students asking the interviewee questions about life abroad, what lead them to make this career decision, what steps they took, etc. 

With this experience students will be able to determine whether or not working abroad is something that they would really like to pursue in the future. Along with the course work, students will be immersed in the Portuguese culture during group outings and given independant time to explore the city on their own.

Academic Credit

3 credits in EDPS 491: Issues in Education 


Exploratory Studies (current and past) will have priority. 

Earned a B+ or higher in EDPS 105.

Good academic standing-not on probation.


Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.


Final cost will be updated by October.

Cost includes: airfare, lodging, breakfast each day, 3 dinners, all group cultural activities, and various forms of transportaion overseas. 

Application Deadline

Deadline to apply Nov. 4th. Once you apply, you will be added to a Boiler Connect campaign to schedule a 30 minute interview with the program leader. EXPL students will have priority scheduling. 

Interviews with program leader need to be completed by November 11th.

Final decisions will be sent out no later than Nov. 18th

Deposits are due December 2nd. 

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.