Is Overseas Study for You?
Ready to study overseas? Take the following steps:
1. As an Indiana University student, you have a range of oversea study classes available to you. You may take a shorter travel experience offered through your home campus, or enroll in one of many classes offered to all students in the IU system. If you are interested in taking a class offered through IU Kokomo, review future course offerings. If you don't find something which interests you through IU Kokomo's programs, go to the IU Bloomington Office of Overseas Studies and review their listed course offerings. Some pointers to keep in mind as you review the courses:
- How long do you want to study abroad?
- How restricted is your plan of study, (meaning, do you have room in your plan of study for elective courses)?
- Is your timing flexible, or do you need to travel in a particular semester, summer or calendar year?
- Do you want to know the instructor of record or meet with him/her prior to taking the class?
- Do you want to complete an orientation to travel on the IU Kokomo campus?
- Do you need to study in a specific program area or discipline (unlikely to be offered or likely to be limited at IU Kokomo), or are you flexible and interested in taking a class in different disciplines?
2. Once you have selected a program which interests you, you need to make an appointment with IU Kokomo's Overseas Study Advisor Donna McLean, Ph.D.. In this appointment, we will discuss your goals, interests and the nature of your selected program. We will also review deadline dates and determine if you need further information on the selected program.
3. Secure necessary funding for travel. You may rely on your own finances or seek financial aid. Feel free to talk over funding options with IU Kokomo's Office of Financial Aid. In some cases, you may be able to apply for student scholarships to apply to the costs of study abroad. Currently IU Kokomo is offering David Starr Jordan and the Selzer International Studies Scholarship to students seeking funding. Students are invited to submit scholarship applications when they are accepted or register for a travel course.
4. Once you have selected a program and secured funding, you need to complete paperwork and application forms. IU Kokomo's School of Arts and Sciences posts its own application travel form. All travel programs use this form. Please complete the application form online and electronically submit it to the course instructor with the names of two faculty who may serve as a reference for you. You will be informed when you have been accepted into your chosen travel program by the IU Kokomo instructor of record. If you are applying to an IU system wide overseas study class, you will find application forms, deadlines and other information on the IU Bloomington Overseas Study Web site. Please note that all applications, both for study and scholarships are electronically submitted--so you will need to finish materials and send them online. Make sure to complete the forms in a timely manner, and don't hesitate to contact Donna McLean if you need any assistance with the paperwork.