Global Options

Get out there and see the world

Students hold up a an Indiana flag in China.

If you’re planning to attend Indiana University Bloomington, bring your passport—you’ll have plenty of options for using it. IU has 380+ overseas study options that allow you to spend as little as a week or as long as a year in another country*. Programs also vary in relation to language requirements, financial considerations, and whether you have to be enrolled in a specific major.

There are many ways to take advantage of these opportunities at IU:

* We typically offer a robust set of overseas study options.Due to current public health concerns related to COVID-19, there are some uncertainties surrounding study abroad programs and opportunities.  

Global opportunities that are uniquely IU

Aside from major and study abroad options, IU offers plenty of other ways to prepare for a global career—or just expand your horizons.

  • IU has three Language Flagship programs—Arabic, Chinese, and Russian—more than any school in the U.S. Funded through the Department of Defense, the programs prepare global professionals with superior proficiency in languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.
  • Speaking of languages, IU also offers instruction in more languages than any other public university: more than 80 at last count.
  • The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies offers a certificate in Global Service and Peace Corps Prep.
  • The Global Living Learning Community and the HLS Living Learning Center are both great options if you want to connect and live with a diverse group of students from the U.S. and around the world.
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