Resources

Get the Most Out of Your Study Abroad

Living abroad is a unique, life-altering experience and can seem intimidating, especially for students with little travel experience. To make sure that your time overseas is successful and enjoyable, it’s important to be informed about your destination and the challenges you may face there.

OVPDEMA has compiled a collection of resources that will help you plan for your journey. Browse these resources to learn about the impact of study abroad on a student’s life, prepare for overseas travel, and identify ways to prevent or deal with common issues.

Institute of International Education, “Open Doors Data”

Diversity Abroad, “7 Strategies for Embracing Cultural Immersion”

University of California, Merced, “What Statistics Show about Study Abroad Students”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Travelers’ Health”

IU Office of Overseas Study, “Safety and Responsibility Guidelines”

IU Office of Overseas Study, “Summary List of Health/Safety/Security Items”

US Department of State, “How Do I Apply for a Passport?”

US Department of State, “Learn about Your Destination”

US Department of State, “Traveler’s Checklist”

Study Abroad - Where to Begin

Study Abroad Office at IU Bloomington

OVPDEMA Study Abroad Scholarships

OVPDEMA Custom Study Abroad Programs

Travel Guide: Being Black Abroad

Being a Woman Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman & Gilman-McCain International Scholarship Program

Benjamin A. Gilman & Gilman-McCain Scholarship Information Session
September 3, 2020
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program
Academic Support Center

Essay Writing Workshop for Benjamin A. Gilman & Gilman-McCain Scholarships
September 15, 2020
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program
Writing Tutorial Services 

Financing Study Abroad
September 30, 2020
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program
Office of Student Financial Assistance
 

Language Learners Lounge: Stories of Language Learners
November 5, 2020
Center for Language Excellence
Center for Language Technology
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program
 

Latinx Students Abroad
November 9, 2020
IU Office of Overseas Study
Hutton International Experience Program
La Casa Latino Cultural Center
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship Information Session
November 10, 2020
Hutton International Experience Program
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

IU Language Classes & Study Abroad
November 12, 2020
Center for Language Excellence
Center for Language Technology
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 


Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Information Session
January 25, 2021
CIEE
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

Marketing Your International Experience Information Session
January 27, 2021
IU Career Development Center
IU Office of Overseas Study
Kelley International Programs
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

Benjamin A. Gilman & Gilman-McCain Scholarship Information Session
January 29, 2021
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

Financing Study Abroad Information Session
February 3, 2021
IU Office of Overseas Study
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Hutton International Experiences Program
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

Essay Writing Workshop
February 11, 2021
Academic Support Center
Writing Tutorial Services
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

Thriving Abroad Being Uniquely You: Diversity and Study Abroad
March 22, 2021
IES Abroad
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

NMBCC Black and Abroad
April 8, 2021
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
Neal-Marshall Alumni Club
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 
IES Abroad
Resource from the session, download here


HHSP - Let's Talk About Study Abroad
September 9, 2021
Hudson and Holland Scholars Program
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 


Essay Writing Workshop
September 13, 2021
Academic Support Center
Writing Tutorial Services
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

Benjamin A. Gilman & Gilman McCain Study Abroad Scholarship Info Session
September 2, 2021
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 

Study Abroad Scholarships
September 15, 2021
IU Office of Overseas Study
OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program 
Hutton International Experience Program

 

Center for Global Education, “Sexual Harassment and Prevention in College Students Studying Abroad”

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Blogs, Gap Year Abroad Blog

GoAbroad.com, “An LGBT Student Guide to Studying Abroad”

IU Office of Overseas Study, “Diversity, Identity and Accessibility Resources”

IES Abroad, Student Blogs

IES Abroad, Student Diversity Access

University of Minnesota, “Access Abroad”

I have noticeably matured in my self-sufficiency, my confidence, and my consideration of others while learning to unapologetically live life to the fullest.

Vanessa Schwieterman, 21st Century Scholar - Dominican Republic, Summer 2019