Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective to sustainability around the world

There is a great deal we can learn from the progress of other countries, and the best way to do it is through immersive educational experiences. IU Indianapolis offers study abroad courses that expose student to the sustainability challenges of other nations. You can earn course credits and gain enriching, once in a lifetime experiences learning about the sustainability practices employed around the world. 

My time in Costa Rica was life changing. I realized how much we take for granted; resources, people, life in general. 

Amber Greaney, Costa Rica Spring 2019

Study Abroad through the lens of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations (UN), describes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as “the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” The 17 interconnected goals address many global challenges, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The UN has called for all goals to be achieved by 2030.

The IU Indianapolis Study Abroad Office and our campus partners are fully committed to help achieve these goals. Through IU Indianapolis's study abroad programming we strive to engage, educate, and create global citizens who are part of the solution to achieve the SDGs for our shared world.

The IU Indianapolis Office of International Affairs has created a master list of study abroad opportunities sorted by each UN SDG.

View the list here

IU Indianapolis Study Abroad Options

As an IU Indianapolis student, you are eligible to apply for more than 300 programs offered by all 8 IU campuses. Reach out to the IU Indianapolis Study Abroad Office for help in finding a program that fits your interests and needs!