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Off Campus Study

Education is all about new experiences, and SPEA offers several ways to gain different perspectives while remaining an IUPUI student:

Study abroad

Both SPEA and IUPUI offer opportunities to study abroad, and offer scholarships to help you do so! SPEA’s Overseas Education Programs are detailed at http://www.indiana.edu/%7espea/spea_abroad/index.shtml, and IUPUI’s offerings can be found at http://abroad.iupui.edu/. Every SPEA student who is accepted into a SPEA study abroad program will be awarded a SPEA Overseas Education Scholarship. Awards range from $1000 to $2000. Additional scholarships are also available. Please visit SPEA's scholarships page.

SPEA has a diverse range of locations and programs, from Beijing to Berlin, Moscow to Kenya, Paris to Pamplona. If you are considering international study, make an appointment with your SPEA academic advisor to explore the possibilities and find a fit that’s right for you.


Study in Washington, DC

SPEA offers the Washington Leadership Program in Washington, DC during the spring and fall semesters. Junior and senior undergraduate students from all majors at all IU campuses are eligible to apply. This program consists of two senior-level seminars (each worth 3 credit hours) and an internship (worth 5-6 credit hours). Students complete internships by working four days per week at an assigned congressional office, trade association or federal agency, or at a health, environmental or nonprofit organization. 

Study at other universities

IUPUI participates in National Student Exchange (NSE), a nonprofit education consortium that allows students to spend a summer, a semester or an academic year at one of the nearly 200 NSE institutions in the U.S., Canada or U.S. territories. Students pay tuition and fees at IUPUI rates even while they are on exchange, and all course credits transfer back to IUPUI. To qualify, students must:

  • Have completed 24 credit hours
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be a full-time student at IUPUI.

For more information, contact Asha McCauley, NSE Coordinator at IUPUI, azwillia@iupui.edu or 317-274-2517. http://www.nse.org/

Take a course at another IU campus and transfer credits to IUPUI

Select the IU campus that you plan to attend. Make sure the courses you plan to take are being offered. Complete an intercampus transfer form with the IU campus you plan to attend. Once you have registered and completed your courses, they should appear on your IU Academic Advising Report. If you are unsure how a course will transfer to IUPUI, contact IUPUI Admissions at 317-274-4591 or Admissions website: http://enroll.iupui.edu/admissions/. Check with your advisor to ensure the class you want to take will fulfill a requirement in your major.