The process of applying to study abroad varies depending on the type of program: programs offered through the Office of Overseas Study; programs administered by other IU units; and non-IU programs. Visit our Programs Page to learn about these three types of programs.
How to Apply
- Office of Overseas Study Programs
Over 130 programs are administered or co-sponsored by the IU Office of Overseas Study. Applications for these programs are submitted online. Applications are typically submitted the semester before you plan to be abroad. See our deadlines page for details. Review our Application Instructions for additional information about this process.
- Unit-based Programs
Over 250 additional programs are administered by other IU units. Application instructions and procedures will vary for these programs. Information and guidance can be obtained through the contact identified in program information on the Big List.
- Non-IU Programs
Thousands of other program opportunities are administered by institutions and organizations based in the U.S. or abroad. Students who choose to participate in a Non-IU program will apply directly to the program provider. Students also need to complete paperwork with IU to facilitate financial aid, credit transfer, and to remain an active IU student while abroad. Details of these steps are available on our Non-IU Procedures page.