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Study abroad

Study abroadBoth SPEA and IUPUI offer opportunities to study abroad, and offer scholarships to help you do so! Learn more about SPEA’s Overseas Education Programs. IUPUI offers additional Study Abroad opportunities.

Most SPEA students accepted into a SPEA study abroad program will be awarded a SPEA Overseas Education Scholarship. Automatic awards range from $500 to $2,000. Additional scholarships are also available. Please visit SPEA's scholarships page and apply for the SPEA International Scholar Award by March 1.

SPEA has a diverse range of locations and programs, from Brussels to Berlin, India to Turkey, Vietnam to Pamplona. If you are considering international study, make an appointment with your SPEA academic advisor to explore the possibilities and find a fit that’s right for you.

Hear from two SPEA IUPUI students about their study abroad experience in Beijing.

How to apply

The deadline for 2017 Summer Abroad opportunities has passed. The 2018 priority deadline is December 1, 2017 and the final deadline is February 1, 2018. Study abroad applications will be available at the beginning of the fall semester.

To apply for a SPEA Abroad Program, students must meet the individual requirements listed for each program. Preference will be given to students continuing undergraduate or graduate coursework after the program.

  • SPEA students enjoy a visit at the Royal High Courts of Justice, as part of the SPEA Abroad program in London.

  • SPEA alum Angela Briel snapped this photo of the Kelpies in Scotland, which won third place in the 2014 Study Abroad Photo Contest, while doing SPEA Abroad in London.

  • MPA student Meredith Ollier studied abroad in summer 2015 in Bovaria and Lombardia. Meredith visited the famous Venetian Walls in Bergamo, Italy as part of her SPEA Abroad adventures. | Photo courtesy of Meredith Ollier

  • MPA student Meredith Ollier snapped this photo of the Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, as part of her travels while completing SPEA Abroad in Bovaria and Lombardia.

  • The SPEA Study Abroad program in Bavaria and Lombardia runs this summer from May 9-30. MPA student Meredith Ollier took part in the program in summer 2015, and snapped this photo of New Town Hall in Munich.

  • Students take a photo in front of Big Ben as part of SPEA Abroad program in London.

  • SPEA Abroad offers a two-week program in Rwanda, where students study conflict and development in the capital. The program takes place May 17 to June 4.

  • SPEA Abroad offers a two-week program in Rwanda, where students study conflict and development in the capital. The program takes place May 17 to June 4.

  • SPEA students visited the Embassy of the United States as part of the SPEA Abroad program in London.