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Life-changing. Eye-opening. A once-in-a-lifetime chance.

These are phrases students use to describe their study abroad experiences. The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OVPDEI) strives to provide greater access to study abroad opportunities so that you can explore new cultures, gain insight about the global community, and make memories that last a lifetime.

Here you can learn about the study abroad programs and scholarship opportunities available to OVPDEI students and gain insight into what you can expect when you study abroad.

The mission of OVPDEI OSSP is to: 

  • promote IU study abroad opportunities among students in OVPDEI programs
  • educate and guide students in study abroad funding opportunities
  • share resources and help students navigate through different aspects of study abroad


I am extremely grateful for my experience as it has opened my eyes to a different perspective on culture, gave me insight to my future career, and helped me identify who I truly am.

Airionn Johnson, 21st Century Scholar - Barbados, Summer 2019

A Transformative Experience

With hundreds of overseas study opportunities available, there’s a program for just about everyone at IU. Whether you’re looking for an OVPDEI custom program, a departmental program, or something else, you’ll find options that meet a variety of academic interests and needs.

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1072OVPDEI students sent abroad  

68Countries visited by students in OVPDEI programs

1144Study abroad scholarships awarded by OVPDEI  

Students pose in a group in front of the Great Wall.

Finance Your Trip

IU is dedicated to giving every undergraduate student the opportunity and ability to study abroad. Whether you go abroad for a few days or a full academic year, there are numerous scholarships available to help fund your overseas travel.

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$300,000awarded in study abroad scholarships each year by the Provost

100%need-based scholarships are given to study abroad recipients

71%of students studied abroad in short term programs