It’s never too early to begin the academic planning process for study abroad. You will want to work closely with your academic advisor(s) and study abroad advisor(s) to determine which degree requirements can be completed abroad and which requirements will need to be completed on campus. Students can fulfill a variety of requirements abroad, including general education, and earn major and minor credit.
Steps in the planning process
- Meet with Academic Advisor(s)
- Meet with your academic advisor to identify remaining degree requirements on an ongoing basis
- Add a study abroad note to the term you're interested in going abroad to iGPS
- Refer to the study abroad milestones within your degree map
- Research Study Abroad Options
- Identify specific degree requirements that you will need to fulfill abroad
- Browse programs on our website or visit our office during walk-in hours for guidance
- Identify programs that meet your academic needs (view programs by academic discipline to start)
- Check eligibility requirements for programs you are considering (GPA, semesters of college, language requirements, course pre-requisites)
- Talk to Returnees
- Meet With a Study Abroad Advisor
- Meet with a study abroad advisor once you have narrowed down your program options. They can help you choose between similar programs, select potential courses to take abroad, and answer other questions about the program.
- After acceptance to an IU program, your study abroad advisor will contact you with instructions to complete the advising process for your program, which will include selecting potential course options for your semester abroad.
- Confirm Course Equivalencies
- Review the course equivalencies for IU administered and co-sponsored program to determine if any need to be evaluated for specific credit. For summer programs, some equivalencies may be listed on the program page instead of in a list.
- Non-IU program participants should consult the procedures for additional information specific to Non-IU programs.
- The course review process and materials required varies; Consult with an academic advisor in the unit from which you wish to receive credit for more information about next steps.
- Courses with undistributed "OS-100" or "UN-100" equivalents should be reviewed if you need them to satisfy specific degree requirements.