A Foreign Study Committee of the faculty members who had launched the academic programs was established in the late 60s to have oversight over the collection of growing programs. This committee operated under the guidance of the College of Arts and Sciences until 1967, when an associate dean of the College was given the directorship of IU's programs since the work had become unwieldy for a faculty committee. It didn't take long for the institution to set up a formal office for international programs, which was established as a system-wide unit with centralized quality control responsibility over all international activity across all campuses of Indiana University. This included an Office of Overseas Study, established in 1972 with Walter T. K. Nugent as director/associate dean, reporting to the dean for International Programs, who in turn reported to the president. The office, since its inception, has had direct responsibility for all IU study abroad programs throughout the eight-campus system.
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