IU Office of Overseas Study

Campus Coordinator Newsletter

August 2019

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Reminders for Campus Coordinators and Advisors

Application Deadlines
You can check program-specific application deadlines on our website. All IU programs require an online application and various supporting materials. See our website for detailed instructions. Students who have missed the application deadline but are still interested in studying abroad should be referred to Overseas Study. Note: some program application deadlines are as early as August 28 this year!

Advising Resources
Visit our Information for Advisors page for handy resources, such as:

Spanish Visa Timeline
Students may notice that all of IU's Spain program deadlines are early this year, August 28 or September 3, due to the Spanish Consulates' processing timelines. We are actively communicating with students that the Spanish visa process likely will take longer this year, so it is imperative that students be prepared. Encourage students to read all information from our office (or program provider) and to submit their materials on-time. 

Study Abroad Scholarships
IU Presidential Match Scholarships:
IU President Michael McRobbie and the IU Foundation established the Presidential Match scholarships to help make study abroad more affordable for students who might not be able to study abroad otherwise. The wide variety of Presidential Match scholarships, eligibility, application process, and award amounts are available on our website.

National Scholarships
Students interested in applying can talk with their campus coordinator or contact Elizabeth Shuman, ehshuman@iu.edu.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
The Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for 2,300 U.S. undergraduate students who receive or are eligible for federal Pell Grants. The scholarship application deadline for spring 2020 programs is October 1, 2019.

**NEW** Gilman-McCain Scholarship
The Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. Eligible applicants must be a recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid. The scholarship application deadline for spring 2020 programs is October 1, 2019.

NSEP Boren Scholarship
Boren scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in non-traditional areas of the world on language intensive programs. This includes study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded. Students should have an interest in working for the federal government. Campus application deadline is January 24, 2020 for Summer 2020 (STEM students only, 8 weeks or longer programs), Fall/AY 2020-21 programs and Spring 2021 programs.

Students should contact Overseas Study for additional scholarship and financial aid information.

Enhanced Resources for Parents and Diversity
Soon we will launch our revised For Parents section and Preparing for Life Abroad section with updated content and relevant resources. Please encourage your students or their families to consult these sections. 

Placeholder Course on Academic Advisement Report
Help students recognize the OVST placeholder course when calculating their remaining credits. Until the equivalent IU courses and grades are posted, the student's One.IU degree audit will not be a reliable indicator of the student's total credits. Therefore, since the One.IU report may be temporarily inaccurate, it is required that students check with their academic advisor to verify actual standing vis-a-vis requirements and degree completion.

Rush Transcript Requests
Should a student contact you needing their overseas study grades expedited (e.g. due to imminent graduation, scholarship renewal, or another extenuating circumstance), please communicate that to Overseas Study as soon as possible so we have the information before the transcript arrives. We tell students to expect transcript processing time to take 2-3 months after their program ends. Students should contact their program provider to request a rushed transcript; Overseas Study does not make those requests on behalf of students.

News and Program Updates

For more details and data regarding student enrollments, program development, etc, please see the Office of Overseas Study Annual Report 2017-2018.

There continues to be growth in international study opportunities in IU schools and units. Over 50 new study abroad programs were created throughout the IU system in 2018-19. Students should check IU’s Big List for specific information about programs administered by other IU units and campuses. The Big List also includes non-credit volunteer opportunities.

Programs approved in 2018-19 include:

IU East
Art and Culture in Japan
Business in India (pending)

IU Kokomo
Nursing in Colombia
Education in Italy

Tourism in Central Europe
Kelley in Ghana (spring break)
Africana Studies in Barbados
VIDA Student Group in the DR
Public Health in China
Nuclear Medicine in Australia
Business of Sports in Italy

IU South Bend
Traditional Medicine in China
Anthropology in Oaxaca (spring break)
Radiology in Germany

Internships Abroad

Students interested in interning abroad should be in touch with Kyle Hayes, senior study abroad advisor. We have 40+ programs that offer an internship component. We also have a non-IU internship vetting guide to help students evaluate the quality of a non-IU internship program.


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