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Situation in India

Press Release: December 8, 2008

According to University records, there is one IU student in India at this time.  He is in Delhi, has been in touch with IU officials, is safe, and will complete the semester there.

Due to the unstable situation in that part of the world, Indiana University officials are urging individuals to postpone plans to travel to India in the coming weeks.

A delegation of IU administrators last week postponed an upcoming trip to various sites in India to explore institutional linkages.  IUE has postponed a short-term program in Bangalore that was scheduled for later this month.  IUB’s Kelley School of Business has withdrawn a proposal for an alternative spring break program that would have taken IU students to India in March.

The Office of Overseas Study will follow the situation very carefully and, should decisions need to be made about proceeding with programs in India in 2009, would convene the Indiana University Overseas Study Advisory Council’s Committee on Safety and Responsibility. For more information, see the IU policy on study abroad in countries with travel warnings.

Kathleen Sideli
Associate Vice President for Overseas Study
Office of Overseas Study
Indiana University
Franklin Hall 303
Bloomington, IN 47405-1223

Ph: 812-855-1139



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