Study Abroad

Your IU Bloomington education can take you practically anywhere

Across borders and oceans. To modern metropolises, ancient cities, and remote villages. To research sites and communities that need a helping hand.

Choose among more than 300 overseas study programs in more than 50 countries and nearly 20 languages, including English. Whether you go abroad for a few days or a full year, in most cases financial aid can help you pay for your program and you can still graduate on time.

Find your ideal study abroad program

Why study abroad?


in the nation for the number of students studying abroad, Institute of International Education, 2015


IU students study abroad each year


of IU graduating seniors in 2014 studied abroad

Explore a culture, earn credit, and get experience

IU offers international programs in nearly every program of study. In addition to learning about other cultures and practicing your language skills, overseas study can help you make progress toward your degree and get career-related experience.

Complete an internship. Attend a conference. Do research. Advise entrepreneurs in emerging economies. Explore media and culture in China. The possibilities are virtually endless.

Explore the international opportunities at your IU school
A large group of students, who stand and sit under a red IU logo painted onto a cinder-block building
Kelley School of Business M.B.A. students during a consulting trip to Guatemala

Take your service to another level—and country

Through Hoosier Alternative Breaks, you can use your winter, spring, or summer break to get international experience in doing good. Some IU schools offer additional overseas service trips.

Learn about Hoosier Alternative Breaks

70+ languages and one impressive new school

Our new School of Global and International Studies is another great way to explore your international interests. The school combines IU’s long-standing strengths in languages (including three Language Flagship programs), area studies, and addressing global challenges.

Learn about the School of Global and International Studies