The approval process is designed to maintain the integrity of IU's international activities. Before initiating any study abroad or international activity for students, IU faculty and administrators must obtain approval. Examples of such activities include 1) exchange programs; 2) courses with an overseas component designed by an IU faculty member, school or campus; 3) opportunities abroad for which IU directly facilitates local arrangements, including internships, research, conference attendance and independent study; 4) non-credit activities abroad arranged by an IU office, department or organization, that involve clubs, choruses or teams engaging in volunteer work, sports activities, music ensembles, theater outings, etc.
IU Education Abroad staff created a series of training modules to help guide new faculty leaders and program developers through the process of creating and implementing facuty-led education abroad programs. We encourage you to review these modules and accompanying resources.