Global Learning on Campus


GLLC-G 291 - Study Abroad: Before You Go


One credit, S/F graded

Fall semester, Second eight-weeks

The College’s study abroad preparatory course lays the foundation for a successful and meaningful semester abroad. The course has activities and discussions to guide you in identifying cultural differences, introduces intercultural communication strategies so you can effectively engage with others, and reviews the logistics of traveling and living abroad so that you are prepared for whatever the semester throws at you. The content is not site specific, so no matter where your program is located, what you learn will help you get the most out of your international experience and reap the benefits long after you return home. This course is intended for students who are participating in Spring semester study abroad programs.

Internationalization at home

Conversations on Contemporary Issues

Through an extracurricular project led by College International, College of Arts and Sciences students can have conversations with their peers at our partner universities overseas. These small discussion groups meet virtually each week through the semester to discuss global issues, prompted by a workbook, as well as exchange personal experiences about life in their respective countries.

We will make matches for the Fall semester in August and September. Let us know if you're interested!

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Get involved on campus

IU offers several opportunities for faculty and students to participate in curricular or extracurricular international components. See IU Global’s activities for internationalizing IU campuses.

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Interested in developing new programs?

New ideas for global learning are welcome! Faculty and students are encouraged to contact the College International Office. 

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