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It is important for Education majors to demonstrate cross-cultural and global awareness. With thoughtful advance planning, students can study abroad and still graduate on time. Students can earn credit toward a concentration or can fulfill general education and elective requirements. Students should always consult an advisor in the School of Education (SOE) before considering a study abroad experience.

Classes from programs with established IU equivalencies are the easiest to incorporate into an Education degree. IU administered or co-sponsored programs have the greatest likelihood of these equivalencies. Undistributed course work must be reviewed by the SOE’s Academic Standards Committee; in addition to a syllabus and course description, the faculty committee may require samples of course work and an evaluation by the academic department in which you seek credit. For this reason, Education majors are encouraged to pursue IU administered or co-sponsored study abroad program options.

It is important for Education majors to plan early for an experience abroad so that factors such as courses and the timing of their studies abroad may be considered. Some programs are available to students as early as the summer between freshman and sophomore year. Other programs require students to be in at least their fourth semester of college. Not every Education degree program tolerates an interruption in the sequence of professional education courses. Education majors should consider studying abroad before they are admitted to the SOE, before beginning the clusters and/or student teaching, during summers or after their student teaching. Education majors can also consider a student teaching experience abroad through the SOE's Cultural Immersion Projects.

IU Semester Programs

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** - Academic year option available to qualified students
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Mainstreamed Programs in English

Mainstreamed programs offer the widest range of courses from the whole curriculum of these universities. These programs also offer the best opportunity for cultural immersion.


Mainstreamed Programs in Other Langauges

These programs require proficiency in a second language and offer different degrees of mainstreaming. Variety and number of courses varies by program.


Programs for U.S.-based Students taught in English or Other Languages

We offer a number of programs that provide a limited selection of area studies courses that are taught exclusively for Americans. Generally one language class is required for programs that operate in a country where English is not the native language. Some of the programs offer classes only in the host country’s language. Coursework taken on the programs may fulfill general education, elective, concentration or minor requirements.

Programs in English

Programs in another language

Other IU Programs

Education majors are encouraged to consider the Global Gateway for Teachers sponsored by the School of Education. This program offers students teaching placements in a number of countries around the world, including Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Turkey or Wales. More information can be found in the W.W. Wright Education Building, Suite 1044.

Non-IU Options
  • Consult with an SOE advisor to determine which courses would be appropriate to take at other institutions.
  • Submit a letter to Academic Standards Committee outlining proposed overseas study plans with alternate courses. ASC meets monthly except during summer.
  • Determine re-entry plan for IU and SOE, including registration dates and priority courses.

In an increasingly competitive global economy, the international dimension of education is becoming more and more important. Indeed, it is a matter of practical necessity: we have to provide it as a part of a good education, and students increasingly demand it."

-IU President Michael A. McRobbie

Other Options

All IU majors can explore opportunities in a wide range of IU and Non-IU programs.

IU Programs

Non-IU Programs

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