November News from the Study Abroad Office : IUPUI
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Photo Contest 2014 grand prize winner

2014 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Study Abroad Photo Contest! See the winning entries here:

Thank you to everyone who participated!

A student takes in the view from Baboon Cliff Outlook over Lake Nakuru in Kenya

Open Position: Study Abroad Services Specialist

Want to work with a great staff and help students study abroad? The Study Abroad Services Specialist plays a key role in supporting IUPUI study abroad programs by managing the collection of documentation from program participants.

The position is in regular contact with program directors to ensure that applications and supporting documentation for program participation are complete, accurate and sufficient for the office to prepare and clear the program for departure.

Apply through before Thursday, November 6th!


A student takes in the view from Baboon Cliff Outlook over Lake Nakuru in Kenya

Applications Opening in December for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year Programs

Applications for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Academic Year 2015-16 Programs will open around December 1st. Check your program's information page on iAbroad to start your application.

For questions, please email



Susan Buck Sutton Faculty and Staff Awards for Study Abroad

In honor of Dr. Susan Buck Sutton, the first Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs at IUPUI, these awards recognize individuals who have supported and enhanced study abroad programing at IUPUI. The IUPUI Office of International Affairs is pleased to invite nominations to recognize outstanding faculty and staff members dedicated to promoting education abroad at IUPUI.

The Susan Sutton Awards are given to one faculty member and one staff member each year who promote a campus climate where students are encouraged to study abroad and new programs are developed and supported. The winners of these awards should demonstrate their merit not based on the essential functions of their jobs but instead through a commitment to international education which is over and above their primary job duties.

A full description of the award is available for download here.

  • Deadline: January 5th, 2015
  • Eligibility: All IUPUI faculty and staff are eligible for nomination. Self-nomination is not permitted. Past recipients are not eligible for three years after receiving a Sutton Award.
  • Please nominate here: Adobe Forms Central


Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Rewards

Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards. Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Awards (ENZTA) offer US$2,000 to help students fund their flight to New Zealand.

Generation Study Abroad New Zealand Universities Excellence Awards (NZUEA) offer US$500 for study at one of the eight New Zealand universities.

Applications are due December 1st or April 30th, depending on the progrmam.

Find more information here:

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General Pre-Departure Meetings

Are you preparing to travel abroad? The Study Abroad Office will be offering general pre-departure meetings this fall for anyone who would like to learn more about packing, health and safety tips, handling money, communication, cross-cultural understanding, and more!


  • Wednesday, November 12, 2:00-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 10, 1:00-3:00 PM

All General Pre-Departure Meetings will be held in the Global Crossroads Classroom (ES 2132).

Please RSVP to at least one business day before the meeting.

IUPUI student Megan mcKinney fulfills her lifelong dream of dancing in front of the Eiffel Tower

Volunteer at an IUPUI Study Abroad Event

The Study Abroad Office has many events throughout the year that need the assistance of student volunteers. To better coordinate the various opportunities available, we are now using VolunteerSpot. To access the opportunities and sign up, click the button below:

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Please look at the description of the activity to determine if you are eligible to volunteer (many activities require students to have returned from a study abroad experience)
  • These volunteer experiences satisfy the volunteer requirement of the IUPUI International Experience Scholarship

For questions, please email

IUPUI student Megan mcKinney fulfills her lifelong dream of dancing in front of the Eiffel Tower

Free Admission to the Children's Museum for IUPUI Students

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is offering free admission to all full- and part-time IUPUI students on Sundays in November. The only requirement is that students show ID at the Museum box office.

For more information, please visit

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Graduate Student Exchange Programs

Graduate students selected to participate in an IU Graduate Student Exchange Program will spend either one semester or one year at the following institutions:

  • China: Peking University, Beijing (semester only)
  • Costa Rica: University of Costa Rica, San Jose (semester only)
  • Germany: Free University of Berlin, Berlin (year or semester)
  • Mexico: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City (semester only)
  • Poland: Jagiellonian University, Krakow (semester only)
  • Poland: Warsaw University, Warsaw (year or semester)
  • South Korea: Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul (semester only)
  • Spain: University of Seville, Seville (year with teaching appointment)
  • Thailand: National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok (year or semester)
  • Turkey: Bogazici University, Istanbul (semester only)

Applicants must submit a proposal for a program that would constitute an integral part of a well-conceived graduate degree program at Indiana University. Participants will receive funding for round-trip airfare and a living stipend. Housing differs by institution; some host institutions provide on-campus housing, while others provide a stipend to cover off-campus housing expenses.

For More Information consult OVPIA's IU website ( for more detailed information about these programs or contact Shawn Conner, Associate Director of International Partnerships, at

Go Abroad Club

Are you curious about study abroad, or are you looking for a way to keep your international experience alive? Connect with other students who have studied abroad, as well as those who are interested in studying abroad, by joining the Go Abroad Club!