Congratulations to accepted students who will spend their summer studying abroad with the IUHPFL in Europe or Mexico. The Program is very competitive and being accepted is an important milestone. In order to make the study abroad experience the best it can be, students and guardians are required to provide several important documents at specific times. Students also have the opportunity to apply as a student blogger to share their experiences in Europe or Mexico with fellow students and future potential participants.
The IUHPFL will work diligently to provide students with an amazing and unforgettable experience abroad. Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts and plans for funding the experience with their family and close friends. Students interested in fundraising may visit the sponsorship and fundraising information and download the fundraising letter for accepted students.
Students and guardians are also encouraged to review the Program's orientation and travel dates to confirm that schedules can be met. Orientations are mandatory and all students are required to travel with their groups to the destination abroad.
Documents and Payments
Over the next few months, several documents and payments are due to the IUHPFL. For a complete overview of these items, students and guardians may want to carefully review all due dates and download the Program Checklist for Students.
Guardians may want to review the payment dates to ensure that all payments are made on time. Each student receives one invoice with the total balance and an invoice number which s/he must always provide when submitting payments. To make this process as easy as possible, payments are required in three parts.
If a student also fundraises, these funds may be sent at any time. Donors must provide the student’s name and invoice number so that funds can be assigned correctly. To help donors with their payments, students may want to provide copies of the original invoice. This way, all payments can be accounted for quickly.
Orientation will take place at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) on the Indiana University-Bloomington campus. Final acceptance to the Program is contingent upon successful completion of the orientation. Thus attendance is mandatory for participants and at least one parent/guardian. The IUHPFL highly recommends attending the Orientation scheduled for the student's specific site, as it will be the only opportunity for him/her to engage with peers and instructors before departure. The IUHPFL understands that some conflicts are inevitable and in such cases students may attend an orientation for a different Program site. What is not allowable is for students and guardians to miss orientation altogether. Make-up orientation sessions are not offered.
All Programs travel abroad in June and concluding by the end of July. All participants receive detailed itineraries from the travel agency and should keep in mind that airlines frequently change timetables. Therefore, students and their guardians should confirm departure and arrival times with their respective airlines.
An overview of travel dates by Program is listed below: