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Welcome!The Edward L. Hutton International Experiences Program (HIEP) is here to help you in your endeavors abroad. There are many ways you can experience new horizons during your undergraduate career at IU Bloomington. One of the most rewarding and challenging is foreign study. Experience the ways of other peoples and the sights and tastes of other cultures! An international experience can be shaped in many ways, and HIEP can help you with:
About HIEP...HIEP's primary goal is to provide funding for high-achieving students seeking educational opportunities abroad. All HIEP funding is made to individual students on the basis of merit, with award amounts typically ranging from $500 to $2500 (based on GPA, essay, strength of recommendation, destination, and duration of overseas program). In every case, student proposals must satisfy university standards and must include IU faculty endorsement.
We also seek to inform students about the benefits of an international experience and about specific program opportunities abroad. If you are looking for information on an experience right for you, visit our and our Blogs page for stories and information from past and current students. Please note that we do not sponsor any specific overseas programs, projects, or internships.
In addition to offering funding support to students going abroad, one of our major objectives is to encourage past HIEP awardees to serve as ambassadors for study abroad to help IUB undergraduates gain broader international perspectives. For most questions about study abroad, the ideal source of information is other students who have recently been through the experience. For this reason, we keep a library of student essays at the Hutton Honors College, as well as an on-line collection of student blogs and photos submitted by HIEP awardees.
AnnouncementsAll award decisions have been made and all winners were notified via e-mail.
Congratulations to all of our awardees.
The HIEP application will re-open in late August 2013.
There is still a limited amount of summer funds available. Please call (812) 856-1016 for details.