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How to Study Abroad

Written by: Communicator StaffNovember 18, 2017

By: Mikaela Conley

Jamie Fleming’s office is lined with the flags of countries around the world where IPFW students are currently studying.

“There are places in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Central America; you name a place and I’ll find a program for you,” said Fleming, assistant director for international programs.

Students can even avoid extra fees and pay IPFW tuition housing, and food through International Student Exchange Programs, which offers about 240 programs. More than 140  of the programs are English-speaking. Scholarships accepted at IPFW can transfer to universities that are a part of this program.

Students should inquire about studying abroad six to seven months before going, in order to have the most choices about programs, Fleming said. Students can spend anywhere from two weeks to multiple semesters abroad based on what they are looking for.

“Everybody has different goals with study abroad,” Fleming said. “For me, I spent three semesters abroad because I wanted to learn languages, but a lot of the students we have going next semester just want cultural experience, they want career experience — everybody wants something different.”

And Fleming strives to find a program for everyone.

More information can be found at https://www.ipfw.edu/offices/iss/international-programs/ or studyabroad@ipfw.edu.