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International Studies

While INTL majors must complete their core, thematic and capstone courses on the Bloomington campus, they can satisfy requirements for the regional concentration, foreign language, and the overseas experience while studying abroad. Occasionally students are able to take courses toward the thematic concentration, but only with approval from the INTL department. Depending on when they study abroad, INTL students are also encouraged to start preparing for their capstone projects while abroad. Check the INTL Web site for approved INTL electives. Students should be aware that certain regional concentrations are difficult to complete back at IU due to lack of classes or finding a mentor. Students choosing Oceania (Australia & New Zealand) or Southeast Asia have had particular difficulties.

IU Semester Programs

* - Academic year option available
** - Academic year option available to qualified students
*** - Academic year only

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 would fulfill general education, elective, and possibly major or minor requirements.

Programs in English

Programs in another language

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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