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IU Semester Programs

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

Mainstreamed Programs in English

Mainstreamed programs offer the widest range of courses through their university’s equivalents of SPEA, and attract the largest number of majors. These programs also offer the best opportunity for cultural immersion.


Representative list of previous courses

  • Forest Dynamics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Biogeography
  • Water Resource Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Australian Studies: Environment & Identity
  • Intro to Comparative Law
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 other languages

Other IU Programs

SPEA majors are encouraged to consider SPEA departmental programs developed for SPEA majors.  SPEA offers summer, semester and year programs. See details on the SPEA Overseas Education Program website.

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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