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Study Abroad

TURN YOUR EDUCATION INTO AN ADVENTURE

STUDY ABROAD WITH IVY TECH

Short-term study abroad is a great opportunity to experience a new culture and become an adept global citizen. Among U.S. employers, 93% seek applicants with intercultural skills. Academic travel will make your resume stand out.

Ivy Tech takes students to countries all around the globe, offering a variety of study abroad options during spring, summer, and fall breaks. You could even study abroad for a whole semester with one of our partner institutions.

UPCOMING TRIPS

While no trips are currently planned for just Ivy Tech students, we encourage students to explore upcoming trips offered through our partner, the Tennessee Consortium for International Students (TnCIS).

Learn more to start planning your adventure!

HOW TO GET STARTED

To participate in a study abroad opportunity with Ivy Tech Community College:

  1. Learn about travel opportunities by attending a Study Abroad information session.
  2. Speak with your academic advisor to determine the ideal program fit.
  3. Work with your trip leader to explore financial resources through scholarship availability, financial aid, or other college-designated funds.
  4. Complete an application provided by the trip leader.
  5. Once accepted, register your trip with the Ivy Tech International Travel Registry to ensure you're covered by the college's travel accident insurance program.
  6. Perform all additional pre-departure program requirements as directed by your trip leader.

UPCOMING TRIPS

  • TnCIS Partnership Empowers Ivy Tech Students to Travel Globally

    Ivy Tech partners with Tennessee Consortium for International Studies (TnCIS) to make academic travel available to students. From Brazil to Australia or Italy to South Africa, Ivy Tech students can enroll as guests and participate in a wide variety of summer travel programs. 

    About the Programs

    These programs are academic in nature and students will be required to participate in all scheduled classes, and related activities. Classes will be held on site, and subject-specific assignments and excursions will be required. Academic credit earned through these programs can transfer back to Ivy Tech.

    Explore Upcoming Trips

    Questions?

    Contact Professor Mary Ann Sellars for more information.

    Mary Ann Sellars, Ph.D.
    msellars2@ivytech.edu
    812-429-1459

  • In Partnership with the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies

    For more information contact:

    Mary Ann Sellars, Ph.D. by phone at 812-429-1459 or by email at msellars2@ivytech.edu

    Program Location and Tentative Dates:

    Republic of Turkey – Ankara, Izmir, Eskisehir, Istanbul

    May 11 – June 1, 2024

    Cost:

    $5,400.00 (The cost covers airfare, tourist class accommodations, tuition, entrance fees into scheduled sites, and 2 meals per day.)

    Deadlines:

    Application opens October 1, 2023
    Application Deadline – February 1, 2024
    Application Fee ($100.00) – February 1, 2024
    Payment Due – February 28, 2024

    Partnership:

    This study abroad program is offered through a partnership between Ivy Tech Community College, and the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies.  Other programs/courses may be available through this partnership.  For further exploration on the study locations, click on the link below:

    https://www.tncis.org

    Program Description:

    Student participants in the Republic of Turkey program will visit many of the historical, cultural, philosophical and religious locations that are important to this region of the world. Some of the unique locations include Hogia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Taksim Square, Grand Bazaar, and the Bosporus Strait. Turkey is often characterized by stunning architecture, unique cuisine, and beautiful folk art. It is interesting to note that Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is the only city in the world that straddles two continents – Europe and Asia.  Istanbul was named Constantinople during the Ottoman Empire, and the city is often referenced when discussing the most beautiful cities in the world.  Turkey is home to 13 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and 62 World Heritage sites that are on the tentative list. The country is bordered by three seas and eight countries, and within her borders, there are 12,880 named mountains.  Mount Ararat is the highest, and one of the most majestic mountains in Turkey, and there is much speculation that Noah’s Ark rests on or close to this prominent site.  The Turkish language is the mother tongue of the country, but there are over 70 languages and dialects that are also spoken. According to UNESCO, many of these languages are disappearing. Some of the most famous philosophers associated with Turkey include Thales of Miletus, Heroclitus, Anaximander, Diogenes, and Anxogaras. Turkey also served as one of the backdrops for Homer’s epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.  Lovers of philosophy, literature, music, history, and mythology, to mention a few, will find many treasures within Turkey’s borders. 

    The uniqueness of Turkey provides an optimal environment to study philosophy since so much philosophical history originated from the region. Although the focus will be on philosophical thought unique to Turkey, the course will also provide inquiry and study on contributions of thought from other parts of the world. 

    Course Information:

    This program is academic in nature and students will be required to participate in all scheduled classes, and related activities.  Classes will be held on site, and subject-specific assignments and excursions will be required. 

    (This trip provides a capstone experience for students pursuing the Global Studies Certificate)

    Izmir, Turkey

    Izmir, Turkey

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Eskisehir, Turkey

    Eskisehir, Turkey

    Ankara, Turkey

    Ankara, Turkey

ENHANCE YOUR STUDY ABROAD WITH A GLOBAL STUDIES CERTIFICATE

Get the most out of your study abroad by making it count toward a Global Studies Certificate. This certificate provides students with a global understanding of diverse cultures, ideas, philosophies, and customs, and how to thrive in a global workforce—skills valued in today's competitive job market.

QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDY ABROAD?

When considering a trip

Speak to the trip leader to learn more about the program you're interested in, as well as learn of any financial aid opportunities available for it. Also be sure to work with your academic advisor to ensure it will fit within your overall education goals and plan.

Preparing for your trip

Continue to learn and work with your trip leader as you prepare for your trip. They will help guide you through paperwork and other requirements ahead of your departure.

Additionally, the Center for Global Education provides resources to prepare students for study abroad, such as helpful tips on what to expect and what to prepare for as a study abroad participant. Country specific handbooks are also available.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & POLICIES

  • International Travel is governed by policy referenced in ASOM 4.30 (International Travel for Students) and ASOM 7.15 (International Travel for Faculty/Staff). Participants must become familiar with and adhere to the policies which are relevant to them.

  • All travelers must be registered with the College's International Travel Registry prior to departing for their trip. It's recommended that you complete the form as soon as you are accepted to your study abroad program.

    This registration notifies the College of your whereabouts, provides emergency contact information and enrolls you in the College's travel accident insurance program.

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  • Health & Safety

    As a traveler in a foreign land, the best way to ensure health and safety and to avoid emergencies is to be well-prepared, well-informed, and alert.  Self-awareness and personal responsibility are imperative components of a positive experience abroad.  Further, you are obligated to act in accordance with foreign law and are encouraged to become familiar with local laws before traveling.  The resources below address health and safety considerations of travel abroad.

    • U.S. State Department - The U.S. State Department website provides country specific information regarding safety, security, crime rates, travel alerts & warnings, judicial system, health care system, and emergency contact telephone numbers.  A specific Study Abroad page is also available. Travelers should register through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  By enrolling, travelers receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in the destination country, and it helps the U.S. Embassy, family, and friends contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or other emergency.
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Travelers should be familiar with the infectious diseases to which they may be exposed.  With this knowledge, they may modify their behavior to avoid contracting infections, obtain necessary medication and vaccinations before travel and recognize symptoms of disease. The CDC site has health recommendations, immunization information, and specific health concerns related to your host or destination country.
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - Get safety tips specifically meant for travelers abroad.
  • Every registered student, faculty or staff traveler will be insured under the College's International Travel Insurance Policy through ACE American Insurance Company.  The plan provides coverage for Accidents and Sickness, Medical Evacuation, Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Political & Natural Disaster Evacuation, Trip Cancellation/Interruption*. For questions about the plan benefits and services, contact Gallagher Student Health, or risk@ivytech.edu

    The cost to a student traveler for a trip less than 30 days is $25. More than 30 days, it will be determined by trip length. The cost to a guest traveler is $50 for a trip less than 30 days. Every insured traveler should carry a Global Assistance ID card in order to access the services provided. Once you have registered through the International Travel Registry, you will be provided a link view the policy.  

    Coverage will start on the actual start of the trip. It does not matter whether the Trip starts at the Covered Person’s home, place of work, or other place. It will end on the first of the following dates to occur: 1. the date the Covered Person returns to his or her Home Country; 2. the scheduled Trip return date; or 3. the date the Covered Person makes a Personal Deviation (unless otherwise provided by the Policy).

    *The coverage extension for trip cancellation/interruption is limited to $1500, and generally, is applicable only in the event of the covered person's or family member's injury, illness, or death. A more comprehensive trip cancellation and interruption coverage may be available through Insure My Trip.

  • Registered travelers will have access to the ACE Travel Assistance Program for arranging services such as:

    • Medical Assistance including referral to a doctor or medical specialist, medical monitoring when you are hospitalized, emergency medical evacuation to an adequate facility, medically necessary repatriation and return of mortal remains;
    • Personal Assistance including pre-trip medical referral information and while you are on a trip: emergency medication, embassy and consular information, lost document assistance, emergency message transmission, emergency cash advance, emergency referral to a lawyer, translator or interpreter access, verifies medical benefits and assists with medical claims process;
    • Travel Assistance including emergency travel arrangements, arrangements for the return of your traveling companion or dependents and vehicle return;
    • Security Assistance including a crisis hotline and on-the-ground security assistance to help address safety concerns or to secure immediate assistance while traveling as well as access to a secure, web-based system for tracking global threats and health or location based risk intelligence.
    • If You Are Arrested:
      • First, ask politely to notify your embassy.
      • If you are refused a phone call, be persistent but polite.
      • Find a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
      • Then, call ACE Travel Assistance.
      • Then, call your program leader or supervisor.
      • While in custody (for U.S. citizens), a consular officer can help you find legal representation and monitor the conditions of your detention. A consular office cannot provide bail money or arrange for free legal aid.
      • Do not admit to wrongdoing or sign anything.
      • Do not agree to help your detainer.
  • Proper documentation and identification is required for entry into foreign countries and re-entry into the U.S.  Requirements vary by country based on citizenship, purpose of visit and length of stay.  The U. S. State Department provides information regarding the travel documents required for the country in which you will be traveling.

    Make copies of your passport, airplane tickets, driver’s license, credit cards, confirmation of vaccines and insurance that you take with you. Keep one copy at home; carry a second copy with you but separate from the originals.

    • The Program Leader Handbook details the process for leading a program.
    • All Program Leaders are required to complete an e-Learning, International Travel Study Program Leader 101, which can be found in the IvyLEAD Learning Library.