Indiana University Southeast

International Programs

Study Abroad

Students at IU Southeast are strongly encouraged to add an international element to their education through participation in study abroad. In this time of globalization, it is especially important to understand international issues and there is no better way to do it than spend part of your time in college studying in another country. Students of any major can participate in the programs we offer. There are currently four IU Southeast-based programs, in biology, education, psychology, and history, but students also have full access to the more-than-100 programs offered through Indiana University. The programs, offered in countries spanning the globe, range from a few weeks to a full academic year. Some offer classes taught in a foreign language, but more than half of the programs require no foreign language. All credits will count toward meeting graduation requirements and financial aid can apply. We also have special scholarships to help students achieve this life-changing experience. Go!

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Information For Students

Program options

For information on the IU Southeast-based programs, contact Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez for the Ecuador program for Education and Nursing students, Dr. David Taylor for information on the Tropical Biology program, and Dr. Lucinda Woodward for information on our new service learning program in Ghana, West Africa. Check back soon, as more IU Southeast-based programs are currently in development.

For information on the more-than-100 programs offered through the IU system, please see the Office of Overseas Study website.

Financial Aid Information

In most cases, any and all of your financial aid can be used to cover the costs of a study abroad program and, indeed, it is possible that your financial aid allotment could be increased to reflect the higher costs of study abroad. It is recommended that you consult a counselor in the Office of Financial Aid early in your planning to make sure that all provisions are in place to maximize your financial assistance. In addition to regular financial aid and scholarships, there are also special scholarships designated just for study abroad. These include scholarships through the IU Office of Overseas Study for IU Southeast students participating in certain IU-offered programs in amounts ranging from $750 to $3000. The Ed Quinn Memorial Fund Scholarships can be used for any IU or IU Southeast study abroad program and are typically offered in amounts beginning at $250, including up to two $700 scholarships for students participating in IU Southeast-based study abroad programs. The IU Office of Overseas Study is also pleased to offer the David Starr Jordan Scholarship for students participating in IU Southeast-based programs in which at least three credit hours are earned. Students applying for this scholarship should use the application form for the Ed Quinn Memorial Fund grants and students who meet the eligibility requirements will automatically be considered for the David Starr Jordan Scholarships.

Also, See the Academic Grants page for more information about scholarship and grant policies.

New Scholarship Opportunities

The IU Southeast Business school has had the privilege to receive some considerable support for students' international academic endeavors. We are excited to announce three new scholarship opportunities:

  1. James W. and Phyllis Robinson International Study Scholarship
  2. Carlton and Sue Sanders International Study Scholarship
  3. Jerry E. and Sheila R. Wheat International Study Scholarship

James W. and Phyllis Robinson International Study Scholarship

(First award: Fall 2013)
It is the intent of the Donors, and the Foundation agrees, that income from this gift be used to support undergraduate scholarships for the purpose of encouraging overseas study by students enrolled in the IU Southeast School of Business pursuing study in international business. If no such student is available, students pursuing study in any other business area may be considered. Recipients must participate in an IU-approved credit-bearing, overseas study program as part of an educational experience. The Scholarship is not renewable. The number, amount, and recipients of the Scholarship will be determined by the appropriate Scholarship Committee of IU Southeast.

Carlton and Sue Sanders International Study Scholarship

(First award: Fall 2014)
It is the intent of the Donors, and the Foundation agrees, that income from this gift be used to support undergraduate scholarships for the purpose of encouraging overseas study by students pursuing a degree in the IU Southeast School of Business. Other criteria for the scholarship are listed below:

  1. Financial need will be considered as demonstrated by the FAFSA.
  2. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Students must complete 60 hours or have junior status to receive the scholarship.

Recipients must participate in an IU-approved credit-bearing, overseas study program as part of an educational experience. The Scholarship is not renewable. The number, amount, and recipients of the Scholarship will be determined by the appropriate Scholarship Committee of IU Southeast.

Jerry E. and Sheila R. Wheat International Study Scholarship

(First award: Fall 2013)
It is the intent of the Donors, and the Foundation agrees, that income from this gift be used to support undergraduate scholarships for the purpose of encouraging overseas study by students enrolled in the IU Southeast School of Business pursuing study in marketing, or if no such students are available, students pursuing study in management. If no recipient is available in these areas then no scholarship is to be awarded in that year. Recipients must participate in an IU-approved credit-bearing, overseas study program as part of an educational experience, be juniors or seniors, and have a minimum GPA of a 2.9 on a 4.0 scale. The Scholarship is not renewable. The number, amount, and recipients of the Scholarship will be determined by the appropriate Scholarship Committee of IU Southeast.

Information meetings

Each semester an advisor from the IU Office of Overseas Study visits campus and holds information meetings for students interesting in study abroad. Also, each semester there is a group of recently returned students who share their experiences and insights on study abroad with the campus community in "Tales from the Trip."

Information meetings