Always global

The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly transformed operations across IU, and had particularly significant consequences for the international mobility of students, faculty, and staff. Many of our programs were disrupted—including study abroad, faculty research exchanges, and events at the Global Gateways.

These developments challenged us, because the immersion in foreign cultures that international mobility facilitates is a powerful and transformative learning experience. But they also focused attention on a persistent challenge to international education, namely accessibility.

Our efforts turned to addressing this accessibility gap by bringing internationalization home and taking advantage of the new skills everyone developed to connect virtually. We have been drawing on IU’s rich global resources and international connections to offer more international and intercultural learning opportunities for all students, whatever their campus, discipline, or degree program.

International travel updates

Find information regarding changes to university policy and practice that affect international affairs.

COVID-19 and global mobility