IU students have the option to study abroad outside of Indiana University. They can study abroad through an independent study abroad provider, study abroad through another U.S. institution, or directly enroll at an institution in the desired country of study; these are called Non-IU Programs. IU has many study abroad programs, however, we do not have options in all countries and cities, students might not meet the eligibility requirements for our programs, or students may have other reasons for preferring a Non-IU program (e.g. later application deadlines).
Students selecting non-IU programs need to consider the following:
- Transfer of credits
- Cost of program
- Reputation of program/experience of past students
- Applicability of courses to IU degree requirements
- Senior Residency requirement
- Possibility of transferring financial aid (loans, grants, and scholarships) to the non-IU program