The Office of Overseas Study, based at IUB, has system-wide responsibility for study abroad programming across all campuses of Indiana University. The Office administers and co-sponsors programs open to students on all IU campuses, assists campuses, departments and units to develop their own programs and works with the Overseas Study Advisory Council which evaluates program proposals and monitors the quality of ongoing programs. IU students have access to a wide range of programs offered through the Office of Overseas Study as well as through the campuses.
The mission of the Office of Overseas Study is to promote study abroad by Indiana University students through participation in quality programs in a wide range of disciplines. The purpose is to enhance international awareness and understanding and enrich curricula on every campus of the university, as well as to expand educational opportunities abroad for students from diverse backgrounds. As the most effective and dramatic experience by which students can achieve international and intercultural learning, study abroad will contribute significantly to careers in all fields of specialization and should be an integral part of undergraduate education at Indiana University.