It’s never too early to begin the academic planning process for study abroad. You will want to work closely with your academic advisor(s) and study abroad advisor(s) to determine which degree requirements can be completed abroad and which requirements will need to be completed on campus. Students can fulfill a variety of requirements abroad, including general education, and earn major and minor credit.
Steps in the planning process
- Step 1: First Steps Info Session
All IU study abroad students must attend an Education Abroad Info Session to understand the basics of study abroad: how to research program options, costs, financial aid and scholarships, and how (and when) to apply to a program.
From May 8 through August 11, these sessions are held at 2pm on:
- Mondays through Fridays via Zoom
From August 14 through the end of fall semester 2023, these sessions are held at 10am and 2pm on:
- Mondays via Zoom
- Tuesdays through Fridays at the Ferguson International Center (330 N Eagleson)
Visit One.IU to access the Student Appointment Scheduler and then search “Info Session” to see Michele Stebbins’ calendar and to sign up. Students only need to attend this session once.
- Step 2: Meet with an Academic Advisor
- Students seeking guidance about whether they can study abroad with their particular major(s) should first meet with their academic advisor(s) to understand their remaining degree requirements. Then, students should meet with a program-specific education abroad advisor.
- Step 3: Meet with an Education Abroad Advisor
Once a student has attended a First Steps Info Session and is ready to explore a specific program, students can meet with an education abroad advisor for a 1:1 appointment. These appointments are for program-specific questions. Note: first-time inquiries or general advising questions are handled through the Info Sessions and will be referred there.
Visit One.IU to access the Student Appointment Scheduler and then search for the relevant advisor. Click on the advisor’s name below to see their advising portfolios.
Education Abroad Advisor
Senior Education Abroad Advisor
Education Abroad Advisor
Students also can contact their School-or College-based study abroad office for unit-based program options:
- College of Arts and Sciences: email@example.com
- Hutton Honors College: Jeff Heerdink-Santos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Kelley School of Business: email@example.com
- Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering: Tiana Iruoje (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Office of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs: Ochmaa Escue (email@example.com)
- O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
- School of Public Health: Nicole Anderson (email@example.com)
- Non- IU Programs
IUB students may participate in a non-IU program by following Education Abroad’s non-IU procedures.
All IUB students must review these procedures before Education Abroad will sign any program approval forms or grant authorization to enroll in an OVST placeholder course.
Non-IU Program Info Sessions are held Fridays at 1pm via Zoom. Visit One.IU to access the Student Appointment Scheduler and then search “Non-IU Info Session” to see Michele Stebbins’ calendar and to sign up.
Students from IUPUI or a regional campus must speak with their campus coordinator about their campus’ non-IU program policies.