Overseas Study launches new iAbroad online application system
August 23, 2010
The Office of Overseas Study is pleased to announce a new on-line application system, iAbroad, that is connected to IU's Student Information System.
The new system allows students to select a study abroad program through a sophisticated search engine that takes advantage of Google Maps to give them a detailed view of program sites around the world. Students move from program selection to the application system in a seamless manner, submitting components electronically according to an on-line checklist, to be completed over a period of time. Their information will be automatically updated on a regular basis for the faculty and staff that facilitate study abroad for IU students.
The new system incorporates all programs abroad offered throughout the IU system—programs available through the Office of Overseas Study as well as programs offered through various departments and schools on all eight campuses of Indiana University.
IU students, through a number of institutional-level surveys, have indicated the need for more sophisticated search options to explore study abroad programs. The new system was created by a team of programmers through the Office of International Affairs, using the same platform that was created by IU's Office of International Services, under the name Sunapsis™, which is now in use by many institutions throughout the U.S.
Office of Overseas Study
Franklin Hall 303
Bloomington, IN 47405-1223
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