Short-Term Student Programs

Hosting international students for a short-term program

We provide support to IU Bloomington schools, departments, and regional campuses who want to bring international students to IU for short-term programs. We will assist you with visa documentation and processing admission decisions (if there is credit-bearing coursework involved).

The first thing you need to do is contact the Office of International Partnerships to discuss your program plans and share a draft agreement with them. You should do this well in advance of your visitors' arrival date. Contact International Partnerships staff for more information.

After you've worked with the Office of International Partnerships, we'll help you determine the appropriate visa type for your program and obtain the necessary immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019).

To get started, submit the Short Term Program - Visa Type Evaluation form in iStart. We will use the information you submit to determine the appropriate visa type. Then, we'll email you with instructions on what you need to do next.