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Office of International Education

International Programs

Why Study Abroad?

  • Gain new insight about your major
  • Enhance your language skills
  • Explore a new culture and increase your knowledge of the world
  • Learn more about yourself and your culture
  • Attain independence and increase self-reliance
  • Expand your employment opportunities by preparing yourself to work in a global economy
  • To take part in a life-changing experience
  • Develop skills and gain experience that a classroom setting will never provide

Find out more information about benefits including how it can help your career with Global Links Learning Abroad.

Contact Information:

Office of International Education, IPFW  WU 145

Meg Underwood, Study Abroad Advisor 

Walk-ins welcome Monday-Thursday 12-4 pm Or by appointment

Phone: 260-481-6494      Email: studyabroad@ipfw.edu

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Studying abroad is a great way to gain proficiency in another language and to experience a new culture. There is no better way to learn about yourself, expand your world view, acquire marketable skills, and, importantly, develop the habits of mind and action that will prepare you to tackle the global issues facing our time. 

IPFW students have access to over 500 study abroad programs in 50 countries. You can study as far away as China or as close as Mexico, in a small village in the desert or on a large ship at sea. You might take courses at a university in Ireland or Korea; intern at a non-profit in South Africa or England; or conduct field research in Peru or Scotland – just as examples. Best of all, you can spend a summer, semester or year abroad and still graduate on time and your scholarships will apply. Begin your journey by exploring our website. You will find information on our programs, instructions on how to apply, and other information to help you embark on what promises to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your academic career.   

The only question remaining is where are you going?

 Available Countries with IPFW, IU, or Purdue

Asia: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay

Latin  America: Argentina,  Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, Netherland  Antilles

Middle East: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Oceania: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa

Africa: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, La Réunion, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania

Mastodons Stomp Around the World


Read posts by Mastodons Abroad:

James D. Schwartz - Australia Spring 2014               Chris Coffee - Australia Spring 2014
          James D Schwartz                                                  Chris Coffee


Kiley Miller - Australia                      Lynn Kies - South Korea BIP 2013

  Kiley K in Australia                           Lynn at South Korea

 IPFW students are currently studying at:


Congrats to IPFW Study Abroad Alumnus Justin McAfee

Justin was recently offered a job teaching English in Japan.  He credits the IPFW Summer in Miyazaki Japan as one thing that helped.

Office of International Education Offers New Study Abroad Program

Flags The Office of International Education has announced a new Study Abroad program opportunity for IPFW students. The university is now a member of International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), an international network of more than 340 universities in over 50 countries.
      IPFW students now have access to more than 150 international sites for semester, summer, and year-long programs of study. Students will only pay IPFW tuition, meals, housing, airfare, and a small program fee.  Read the story

 Host Families Needed for International Students 

International Students ELS Language Centers, located on the IPFW campus, is looking for families to host international students attending ELS. In order to offset costs for food and utilities, a generous stipend is offered per student/per month.

      For more information, contact Jamie Sandy, international student advisor, at 481-0350 or jsandy@els.edu. Read the story

Students Get First-Hand Experience in International Marketing

DSB Casablanca trip
Marketing research survey in Casablanca
For a group of IPFW business students, sun and sand were part of their spring break landscape, but business was definitely on their minds. Fifteen students in the D490 Special Study in International Business class and three faculty members spent 13 days on a study tour of Morocco. Read the story