Study Abroad

Explore the world

When you pursue a degree with REEI, you will have many opportunities to explore your options for overseas study. We encourage our students to travel to regions of interest—to engage in coursework, deepen their knowledge base, fulfill an internship, and make valuable life and career connections. Many of our students come from other parts of the world. The connections you make on the IU campus also enrich your understanding of the cultures of Russia and Eastern Europe.

Overseas studies opportunities

To encourage students to study abroad, IU actively pursues exchange relationships with foreign institutions, providing numerous avenues for funding and other support. Among other exchanges, the Office of Overseas Study maintains exchanges with Lajos Kossuth University in Hungary and Warsaw University in Poland.

The REEI Student Services Coordinator is available to assist you in locating and arranging study abroad programs, including arranging IU credit for experiences at other institutions. Opportunities for financial support for study abroad include the Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, International Enhancement Grants, and federal financial aid.


We also encourage students to participate in internships either domestically or abroad during their course of study. Internships extend classroom learning while providing direct cultural experience in the workplace. We maintain extensive files on internship opportunities, with personal assistance from the REEI Student Services Coordinator in locating and designing internships to meet specific student needs.