Overseas Study Program Development
Before recruiting, advertising or scheduling events for an Overseas Study Program, approval must be obtained from the Overseas Study Advisory Council (OSAC) through a process administered by the Office of Overseas Study.
By requiring programs to be vetted and approved by OSAC, this policy seeks to safeguard the health and safety of participants and maintain the academic integrity of IU Overseas Study Programs. An Overseas Study Program out of compliance with this policy runs an unacceptable risk that, should a health or safety crisis occur, the IU faculty member or administrator leading the trip will not readily have the institutional resources, information and contacts to appropriately respond to the emergency.
“Overseas Study Program” means any university sponsored or administered program taking place outside of the United States, but excludes the following activities so long as they do not involve travel by minors or IU students:
Examples of Overseas Study Programs include, but are not limited to: