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Program Development

Each program through which an Indiana University student would study abroad must be approved through a process facilitated by the Office of Overseas Study.

The Overseas Study Advisory Council supports the Standards of Good Practice of the Forum on Education Abroad and endeavors to use them as a guideline when creating, monitoring and evaluating IU programs.

Information, forms and resources to assist Indiana University faculty members and administrators in development of programs are provided below.

Program Proposal

The program approval process is designed to maintain the integrity of IU's study abroad programs. Before initiating any study abroad activity, IU faculty and administrators must obtain approval. Activities requiring approval include programs open to all students as well as single courses designed by individual schools or campuses, overseas courses offered on a non-credit or independent study basis and organized trips by clubs or teams.

Program Guidelines & Handbooks

Overseas Study provides resources to assist in program development, assessment and management.  


Data collection and reporting forms and waivers.

Our daily lives are so different from people across the globe. To learn about how other people live their lives, it makes you think about how you want to live your life. It’s character building.”

-Maggie Brinley, IU Overseas Study Participant, Spain

Overseas Study Advisory Council

Meet the members of OSAC.

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