Overseas Study Program Development INT-03
University units, administrators, and faculty members proposing any type of program through which an IU student would study abroad.
Each program through which an Indiana University student would study abroad must be approved through a process facilitated by the Office of Overseas Study.
The Overseas Study Advisory Council supports the Standards of Good Practice of the Forum on Education Abroad and endeavors to use them as a guideline when creating, monitoring and evaluating IU programs.
Information, forms and resources to assist Indiana University faculty members and administrators in development of programs are provided in the Related Information and Forms sections.
The program approval process is designed to maintain the integrity of IU's study abroad programs. Before initiating any study abroad activity, IU faculty and administrators must obtain approval. Activities requiring approval include programs open to all students as well as single courses designed by individual schools or campuses, overseas courses offered on a non-credit or independent study basis and organized trips by clubs or teams. See Related Infomation and Forms for additional resources.
Some version of this policy dates back to the late 1960s, but the policy was formally adopted when Overseas Study became a system-wide unit separate from the College (http://www.indiana.edu/~overseas/about/history/history_com.shtml)