Education Abroad

Gain a global perspective on public health

Studying abroad can help you gain a unique perspective on international health challenges as you expand your professional opportunities and make a difference in the world. The School of Public Health works closely with the Office of Overseas Study to offer rich and diverse opportunities for you to travel, learn, and earn credits.

15Study Abroad Programs

12Countries to choose from

6Continents to explore

Immersive international experiences

Student exchange

Our international exchange programs offer you an in-depth learning and experiential opportunity, as well as a chance to develop a wider network of colleagues and friends. Special agreements between the School of Public Health-Bloomington and other prestigious schools of public health around the world allow you to pay your regular tuition for your semester abroad.

Faculty-led study tours

Study tours combine the excitement of study abroad with the academic rigor of coursework. These short-term overseas programs are usually available during summer or spring break, led by IU School of Public Health-Bloomington faculty members. You will earn academic credit for participating.

Upcoming trips, registration, and financing

Paying for your overseas experiences should not stop you from pursuing your dreams to travel abroad. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid are available. To learn about registration for upcoming trips, as well as financial aid opportunities for these experiences, visit the student portal.

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Global competency leads to career success

Studying abroad can set you apart in the job market. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), global fluency is one of the key competencies that employers want to see in job candidates. In today's globalized workplace, personal awareness and respect for other cultural perspectives and norms is more important than ever. Our career services department can help you articulate the skills you have gained and the relevance of your international experience on your resume and through practice job interviews.

Skills you gain with an international experience

  • Problem-solving
  • Broad and strategic thinking
  • Coping skills and crisis management
  • Communication skills (overcome language barriers)
  • Intercultural competencies
  • Global fluency
  • Tolerance and open-mindedness
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Organization and time-management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to view situations from unique perspectives
  • Innovation, ability to take risks
  • Patience and perseverance
  • Self-reliance and responsibility

International exchange students

The IU School of Public Health takes pride in its diverse student population and welcomes the chance to work with and engage students from around the world. We continuously strive to offer programs designed to immerse our international students more fully into campus and community. These activities can range from social to educational and are designed not only to acclimate the students to American culture but to allow them to share their own.

Looking to apply to the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington as an exchange student? Visit the student portal.