Create a Study Abroad Program

Site visits

Visiting a potential site for a study abroad program is an important part of your program design, and is essential for writing a thorough OSAC proposal and crafting a realistic program itinerary. It is also valuable for establishing connections and visiting partners abroad to work with you as you create your program. University partners can occasionally provide classroom space, and third party providers (such as CIEE and IES) can provide a suite of services, from full program design to orientations and 24/7 emergency support. A site visit can help you determine what things you need, and who can provide them.

We encourage faculty to compete for the OVPIA funding grants for new program development. The grants have biannual deadlines, November 1 and February 1, and provide funding for faculty to explore the academic and logistical arrangements for prospective faculty-led IU study abroad programs. You can find the application and more details on the OVPIA website.