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Update on IU Overseas Study Programs

November 24, 2015

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Worlwide Travel Alert. The Office of Overseas Study will continue to monitor the situation as outlined below.

November 17, 2015

In the aftermath of Friday’s tragic attacks in Paris, Indiana University continues to monitor the security situation around the world. 

The Office of Overseas Study takes seriously the health, safety and security of students and staff who participate in our programs. While we cannot guarantee the safety of any individual in any specific location, we continually monitor information from official sources and from our international partners and colleagues and take all reasonable and feasible precautions so that students on our programs may have a safe experience.

At this time, the university is not recommending that students return to the United States nor that students postpone plans to study abroad during the spring semester.  As part of its decision-making process, the university takes under advisement the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts, as is standard procedure for U.S. institutions engaged in education abroad programming.

Should students or parents have questions regarding a specific program, they should contact the Office of Overseas Study at

Office of Overseas Study
Leo R. Dowling International Center
111 South Jordan Avenue
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-1223

Ph: 812-855-9304
Fax: 812-855-6452

I gained an enhanced view of the world. I was forced to look at American problems from an international perspective.”

-Kyra Busch, IU Overseas Study Participant, Thailand