Do you have students who are interested in Studying Abroad? Here is what you need to know to advise your students:

Types of Programs Offered

  • Purchase Winter or Summer Session Faculty-Led Courses Abroad
  • Purchase Exchange Programs; competitive and major specific
  • More than 650 Semester, Academic Year, or Short-Term Programs offered through SUNY Partners


  • Students must be in good academic standing (>2.5 GPA)
  • Cannot be on probation during the proposed period of study
  • Transfer students are eligible after completing one semester at Purchase
  • Freshman may be eligible for some programs with additional interview
  • Some programs have specific eligibility requirements; contact OIPS for details

Students Should Begin By

  • Talking with advisors about when and what types of classes to take abroad (general education, major specific, upper level, etc.).
  • Making an appointment with OIPS to discuss program availability, scholarship availability, and the application process
  • Inquiring with Student Financial Services about how your award can be applied to studying abroad