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Overseas Study

Overseas study is an increasingly important part of any area studies program. In recent years, Central Eurasian Studies graduate students have studied language or done research in most of the regions studied in our department: Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Hungary, Finland and Estonia.


Undergraduate Exchanges:


Graduate Exchange:

Bogazici University Exchange for Graduate Students:

Bogazici University (BU), founded in 1863, and is located in the historic city of Istanbul. It has close to 12,000 students. eading programs in law, business and management, economics, medicine, Turkish language, and natural sciences.

This program is intended for independent research or study for one semester. BU's academic year runs from late September through the end of May. One position is open to IU graduate students each year. The language of instruction at Bogazici University is English. Applicants should have a clear research agenda or course of study that BU can accommodate. Students in Turkish language, literature, and related areas of study must confirm their Turkish language proficiency as part of the application process. Turkish language courses are offered under the exchange. OVPIA provides students with funds to cover the cost of round-trip airfare. BU provides a fee waiver for tuition and registration fees. Student dormitories are available, and the number of students in the rooms varies.

´╗┐Application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year extended to November 15, 2013

For more information:


University of Debrecen

Independent research or coursework at University of Debrecen for one or two semesters.

For more information: (My Campus=Bloomington; My Academic Interest(s)=International Studies; Country=Hungary)


National University of Mongolia

Exchange length: one academic semester

For more information contact Christopher Atwood at