Low-income students may be given the chance to study abroad

Purdue Bell Tower (WLFI File Photo)
Purdue Bell Tower (WLFI File Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (The Exponent) – Financially-limited students aspiring to travel abroad will have the opportunity to visit Spain this summer as Horizons Student Services celebrates its third year of helping these students study abroad.

The Institute of International Education is spearheading a national initiative, Generation Study Abroad, to double the amount of study abroad participants by the end of the decade. Many universities, including Purdue, seek to increase student participation in an effort to better prepare students for a globalized job market. However, not all students can afford these global ventures.

Purdue’s Horizons program assists students in maintaining and developing academic, social and personal skills to create a better college experience. Since 1978, Purdue’s branch of the federally-funded program has been helping students.

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