Study Abroad

The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington offers several opportunities to study abroad

Special agreements between the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington and other prestigious schools of public health around the world allow you to pay your regular tuition for a semester abroad.

International study abroad partner:
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

International exchange partner:
Victoria University
Melbourne, Australia

Learn more about eligibility requirements, timelines, and the application process for these programs:


What's the difference between study abroad and exchange? 

You qualify as an exchange student if:

  • You plan to attend one of IU's international exchange partners and
  • You apply for admission and are nominated by the school.

You can be considered for study abroad student if:

  • You have not secured an exchange placement with the school.

Financial Aid:
Explore a list of study abroad scholarships offered through the Office of Overseas Study, other IU units, partner institutions, and national organizations.

Questions? Contact:
Nicole Anderson

Co-sponsored semester programs:

Health Practice and Policy
London, England
Partner: IES Abroad

Copenhagen DIS
Copenhagen, Denmark
Partner: DIS Copenhagen

International Internships

For questions about the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington's International Internships, contact Nicole Anderson at or visit Sycamore Hall, 139.

Co-sponsored summer programs

Environmental Studies Summer
Quito, Ecudor
Partner: IES Abroad

Community Public Health Summer
Gaborone, Botswana
Partner: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Community Development and Social Justice
Cape Town, South Africa
Partner: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Community Public Health Summer
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Partner: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

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. You can apply for any of the following tours through iAbroad.

Summer programs:

Public Health and Healthcare Delivery Systems in Iceland
A one-week intensive tour for Indiana University School of Public Health – Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students. Set in Reykjavik, Iceland (population circa 150,000 residents), the program mission is for public health students to gain experience in the Icelandic public health sector. The study tour will provide an introduction to the public health successes and challenges currently faced by individuals and families residing in Reykjavik, as well as existing government, international and community-led initiatives tasked with meeting these challenges. This is a unique opportunity for SPH-B students to hear from leading health professionals, policy-makers and community health workers, and to discuss approaches to health issues with these individuals.
Faculty: Dr. Priscilla Barnes
Credit hours: 1

Winery and Food Tourism: The Case of Sorrento, Italy
This program provides students with exposure to food and winery tourism in an international setting. The study program will look at the way that wineries and food establishments can generate tourism for an area by studying Sorrento. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the efforts that go into making a destination successful from a tourism perspective and the resultant impact on the culture and economic viability of the residents.
Faculty: David Smiley
Credit hours: 3 (SPH-R 251)

La Vie Intime des Femmes (The Intimate Life of Women): Stories of Sex, Love, Reproduction, and Resilience
This program examines historical and contemporary issues related to women's sexuality and relationships, contraceptive use, birthing, and postpartum care. Students will be immersed in the culture and the locations that contextualize the lives of the historical French women students will read about. Students will have the opportunity to meet with French researchers who lead large nationally representative studies related to understanding contemporary French women's sexual lives, including sexual behaviors, contraceptive use, and abortion.
Faculty: Dr. Debby Herbenick
Credit hours: 2

Spring tours
Environmental Health Research and Interventions in India
This tour provides students with exposure to important environmental health challenges that developing countries are encountering in today's world and to present successful mitigation strategies implemented in different parts of the world. Students will gain field experience by observing and analyzing various environmental health projects that are being implemented in a developing county. The international field experience will allow students to develop a deeper understanding of the global health challenges both in the fields of infectious and non-infectious diseases and health outcomes in context of a developing country.
Faculty: Dr. Khalid Khan
Credit hours: 3 (SPH-V422/522)

Global Environmental Health Issues in Ecuador
This trip to Quito, Ecuador will provide IU students the opportunity to learn about the negative health impact of environmental exposures on underserved communities of a middle-income country and to understand the complexity of the environmental problem-human interaction is observing real life situations in international settings. Ecuador is a country with diverse ecological niches and natural resources but because of its growing population, economic development, and non-compliance with environmental law and regulation during the last 40 years, its environment has been negatively impacted.
Faculty: Dr. Rodrigo X. Armijos
Credit hours: 3

Plan your adventure

Talk to one of our advisors about fitting an experience into your academic plan. Stop by Sycamore Hall 139 during our drop-in hours or schedule an appointment online.

You can also email or call 812-856-3370 with inquiries.

Drop-in hours:
Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Financial assistance for study abroad

Paying for your overseas experiences should not stop you from pursuing your dreams to travel abroad. Explore the scholarships and other forms of financial aid available to you: