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Department of American Studies College of Arts and Sciences

Study Abroad


In this global and transnational moment, American Studies students are often asked to expand the horizons of their research agendas, to learn new languages and interpretive paradigms, and to re-conceptualize the static borders of the nation-state. Carefully conceived "study abroad" options in American Studies are filled with possibility and are incredibly important.

We want *all* of our majors and minors to try to go abroad. And we strongly recommend that students work with the Office of Overseas Studies to identify study abroad opportunities that can count towards your degree. Indeed, going abroad, it is possible to earn credit in American Studies -- including, potentially, foreign language credit. Our conception of American Studies as transnational, global, and comparative is in perfect harmony with study abroad. And some of our faculty even lead or accompany overseas learning experiences!

American Studies majors and minors have recently gone to Argentina, Australia, the Dominican Republic, and Spain.

  • For details about available opportunities, please visit the Overseas Studies website. IU's Overseas Studies program is one of the oldest in the country, and is a recognized leader in providing innovative, academically sound, and internationally oriented experiences for student learning. You should meet with a counselor. There are long term options (a year or a semester) and shorter options (a few weeks in the summer, or over spring break). The Overseas Studies folks can help.
  • For details about American Studies (or foreign language) credit, please contact the amstdus @ (Director of Undergraduate Studies) or the Academic Advisor, pgiordan @ (Peter Giordano).