Distinctions & Opportunities

Academic Opportunities

Overseas Study Programs
Indiana University grants direct credit for more than 100 university-sponsored overseas study programs for a full academic year, semester, or summer abroad. Some programs require a strong foreign language background and permit students to attend regular courses in the host university. Others, especially summer programs, provide intensive language instruction as part of the program. Many programs offer courses in English on comparative or international topics. Students may participate in some summer programs as early as their freshman year. Academic year and semester programs normally require junior or senior standing.

Programs are open to all College of Arts and Sciences majors, and financial aid is applicable to program costs. Students are encouraged to explore the range of opportunities for study abroad early in their university career.

Credits earned in Indiana University programs may be applied to university degree requirements in most cases and satisfy the senior residency requirements at the student’s home campus.

Students who successfully complete a semester (or more) abroad in a program sponsored by the Indiana University Office of Overseas Study will satisfy the “Global Civilizations and Cultures” component of the CASE Culture Studies requirement. These students will still be expected to take a course in “Diversity in the U.S.”

Information on study abroad programs sponsored by Indiana University (and those arranged through other institutions, or "non-IU programs") is available from the Office of Overseas Study in the Leo R. Dowling International Center, 111 South Jordan Avenue, on the Bloomington campus, (812) 855-9304; the overseas study coordinators on IU regional campuses; and on the Web at http://overseas.iu.edu. The complete list of IU programs offered across the IU system is on the Web at http://iabroad.iu.edu.

Indiana University’s overseas study programs include the following:

Academic Year
  • Argentina (Buenos Aires)
  • Brazil (Bahia, São Paulo)
  • Chile (Santiago, Valparaiso)
  • China (Nanjing)
  • Egypt (Cairo)
  • England (Canterbury, Oxford)
  • France (Aix-en-Provence)
  • Germany (Freiburg)
  • Greece (Athens)
  • Israel (Jerusalem)
  • Italy (Bologna)
  • Japan (Nagoya)
  • Peru (Lima)
  • Spain (Madrid)
One Semester
  • Argentina (Buenos Aires)
  • Australia (Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Sydney, Wollongong)
  • Austria (Vienna)
  • Brazil (Bahia, São Paulo)
  • Chile (Santiago, Valparaiso)
  • China (Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai)
  • Costa Rica (Monteverde)
  • Czech Republic (Prague)
  • Denmark (Copenhagen)
  • Dominican Republic (Santiago)
  • Ecuador (Quito)
  • Egypt (Cairo)
  • England (Canterbury, London)
  • France (Aix-en-Provence, Paris, Rennes, Rouen)
  • Germany (Freiburg, Berlin)
  • Ghana (Legon)
  • Greece (Athens)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • India (Hyderabad)
  • Ireland (Dublin)
  • Israel (Jerusalem)
  • Italy (Bologna, Florence, Milan, Rome)
  • Japan (Nagoya, Tokyo)
  • Mexico (Monterrey)
  • The Netherlands (Maastricht)
  • New Zealand (Christchurch)
  • Peru (Lima)
  • Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Russia (St. Petersburg)
  • South Africa (Cape Town)
  • South Korea (Seoul)
  • Spain (Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Salamanca, Seville)
  • Thailand (Khon Kaen)
  • Turkey (Istanbul)
  • Australia (Melbourne, Sydney)
  • Austria (Graz)
  • Botswana (Gaborone)
  • Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman)
  • Chile (Santiago)
  • China (Beijing, Shanghai)
  • Czech Republic (Prague)
  • Denmark (Copenhagen)
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador (Quito)
  • Egypt (Cairo)
  • England (London)
  • France (Paris)
  • Germany (Berlin)
  • Greece (Athens, Paros)
  • Ireland (Dublin)
  • Italy (Florence, Venice)
  • Japan
  • Mexico (Oaxaca)
  • The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Maastricht)
  • Russia (St. Petersburg)
  • Senegal (Dakar)
  • South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Spain (Alcalá, Barcelona, Salamanca, Seville)
  • Vietnam
  • Costa Rica (field sites)
Course Work for Overseas Study Programs

In the vast majority of cases, courses taken overseas will be recorded on student transcripts according to the department offering the course. In rare circumstances, however, students may take courses overseas that do not have an appropriate Indiana University departmental designation. In such cases, the courses will be treated as COLL F200.

  • COLL-F 200 Foreign Study (0–8 cr.) P: Approval of an assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This course listing may be used for course work from overseas study programs (including transfer credit from non-IU programs) when the content of the course is within the general area of arts and sciences but does not fall clearly within the discipline of any particular department in the College. May be repeated up to the limit of 8 credit hours.