The President of Indiana University has authorized the Overseas Study Advisory Council to approve or disapprove all proposals for any type of study abroad or international activity organized for IU students, whether or not for credit. The major criteria applied in evaluating proposals for new programs are academic quality, cultural enrichment, student costs, impact on existing programs, administrative efficiency, financial solvency, and student health and safety. Proposals are usually prepared by one or more faculty members with assistance from the Office of Overseas Study, the campus international programs office, and their home department(s).
In cases where the IU unit is making arrangements for research, short-term conference attendance, brief performances or visits, use a modified version of the proposal outline and guidelines available here.
Please note, if students are traveling abroad alone, based on a faculty or staff members' recommendation or encouragement but without their direct involvement, no proposal is needed, even if the students have IU funding to support their travel.
All proposals should follow the instructions below.