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Study Abroad with Ivy Tech Community College

Study abroad is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, experience a new culture, and improve your résumé. In today’s growing world, students can be prepared to be global citizens through studying abroad. Ivy Tech offers a variety of study abroad options from weeklong trips to full semester experiences, designed to fit student’s individual needs. Check out our international travel and study abroad options to see which is right for you.

Global Studies Certificate Requirements


One-week trips  | Two-week trips  | Three-week trips 


One-week trips

ivy tech coasta rica study abroadIvy Tech Terre Haute
May 2019
Trip to Costa Rica
Cost: $2,500 - $2,700
Contact: Scott Powell, Ph.D. at spowell14@ivytech.edu
Credits: Students may take the trip for SOCI 164 Multicultural Studies

Ivy Tech Terre Haute is planning a 9-day learning adventure to Costa Rica in May 2019. 
Students, faculty, and community members, are all invited on this travel/study opportunity led by Dr. Scott Powell, (Ph.D. Cultural Studies). 

Traveling abroad brings the culture and language of the people to life. Learn about the culture and environment of this wonderful place, visit the rainforest, native residents, nature reserves, Volcano National Park, the Arenal hot springs, take a crocodile river tour, and enjoy dinner on the Central Pacific Coast and much more. 

The trip cost includes round-trip flight; and basic accommodations. Travelers will learn more information on the itinerary and academic and tuition requirements for earning credit through orientation and trip preparation meetings in the future. 

This trip also provides a capstone experience for those pursuing the Global Studies Certificate. For specific details and enrollment please follow this link: www.efcollegestudytours.com/2112924vd


Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg/Batesville
May 2020
Trip to Spain and Portugal
Cost: $3,700 (Nearly all inclusive)
Contact: Ron Nicholson at rnicholson16@ivytech.edu
Credits: Art Appreciation 110, English 202,

Business 207, Humanities 250

Travel back in time to Spain and Portugal on an 11 day excursion to visit historic and World Heritage sites such as castles, monasteries, palaces, museums, and more. The tour includes the Alfama district, the Tower of Belem, Castelo San Jorge, the Seville Cathedral, the Prado, Puerto del Sol, the Royal Palace, a day trip to Toledo, a tapas dinner, La Sagrada Familia Bascilica, the whimsical Park Guell, and so much more.

Included: All airfare, hotels, ground transportation, guides, breakfasts and some dinners, 24/7 tour director, entrances to sites.


Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw
May 15-27, 2020
Ireland: Irish Heritage Tour
Contact Lori Roe at lroe@ivytech.edu or Tony Ramey aramey2@ivytech.edu
Credits: Students may take the trip for three Humanities credits, HUMA250.

Travel to Ireland in May 2020! Over the course of 12 days, we will travel across and learn about the Emerald Isle. Roll out the green carpet and let the raw beauty of this timeless landscape become your reality. See it cover the streets of Dublin in a quilt of fact and lore, from the fiction of Molly Malone to the legend of Big Jim Larkin, whose bronze monument is a bold reminder of his realness. Before the city streets lose their charm, follow the trail of daffodils that outlines the Ring of Kerry. Then explore Belfast, Northern Ireland with an excursion to Giant’s Causeway before returning home. 

Enroll by December 31 for a $300 discount. For more information, visit https://www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/2189491MY

The trip includes round-trip airfare from Chicago’s O’Hare airport, all accommodations, on-tour transportation, some regional meals, full-time tour director, expert local guides, guided site-seeing, and tickets to all scheduled events/sites. 

An incredible experience for a great price!  This trip also provides a capstone experience for those pursing the global Studies Certificate. 

Bring your friends, your most comfortable pair of walking shoes, and we will start this journey on the Emerald Isle soon!

Two-week Trips

Best of the British Isles Tour: Ireland, Scotland, North Wales, England, and France
June 10-26, 2019
Sponsored by Ivy Tech Terre Haute
Estimated Cost: $4,905 through March 29, 2018
Payment Plan Available
Credits: Students may take the trip for three psychology credits, PSYC 253 Social Psychology​
Contact: Robin Gray

For More Information: explorica.com/Walls-5834

photo of scotlandThe trip includes: 

  • Round-trip airfare from Indianapolis to Ireland
  • Flight from Edinburgh to London
  • 16 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms
  • Full European breakfast daily
  • Dinner daily
  • Full-time services of a professional Tour Director
  • Guided sightseeing tours and city walks as per itinerary
  • Visits to select attractions as per itinerary
  • 4-day London travel card
  • High-Speed Eurostar Chunnel crossing from London to Paris

Three-week trips

Ivy Tech Evansville 
Study Abroad in Italy
May 2019

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: 
Tuscany, Venice and Rome, Italy
May 5-26 (21 days)

Program Description:
Students will have an opportunity to experience Italian culture by living in Italy for a period of three weeks. Students will visit many of the historical, cultural, philosophical and religious locations. Students will spend time in unique destinations that represent elements of the Italian culture. Our adventure will begin in Rome, the birthplace of the Renaissance, the Roman Empire, and the Catholic Church. During their time in Rome, students will have the opportunity to visit religious sites, museums, and other points of interest. As the seat of Italian government, Rome is situated on the River Tiber, and is flanked by the Apennine Mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The next destination is Tuscany, an area of Italy that inspired thinkers such as Machiavelli, Dante, and Botticelli. As a major cultural center, Tuscany also creates a perfect opportunity to see sculptures, paintings and frescoes created by the great masters of the Renaissance. Finally, students will visit the historical city of Venice. Without a doubt, Venice offers spectacular cultural riches that can be experienced through the many artistic and architectural wonders. Venice is the capital of the Veneto region, and part of the city is listed as a World Heritage Site. In 2016, Venice was ranked as the most beautiful city in 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 program is in partnership with the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies.

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