Apply for the Fall 2017 semester or 2017-2018 Academic Year exchange at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The College of Arts and Sciences invites undergraduate students to apply for the Fall 2017 semester or 2017-2018 Academic Year exchange at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Students may enroll in either the School of Science or the School of Humanities and Social Science at HKUST. Courses are taught in English, and nominees pay their regular IU tuition and fees. In addition, nominated students may apply for funds from the College to support their travel.  See attachment for eligibility and other information.  The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017. If you have any questions after reading the attachment, please contact the College’s Office of International Affairs at

Application: hkust-exchange-application-2017-2018

Application deadline this Monday, 1/30/17, for Grand Cayman program. Apply now!

Biology, Microbiology, and Animal Behavior majors,


This year’s Tropical Biology Program in Grand Cayman will concentrate on coral reef ecology and conservation and give students first-hand experience diving on some of the best-developed reefs in the Caribbean.  The program will be held on Grand Cayman Island, with tentative dates May 9-19, 2017.  You must be scuba certified to go on the program. Scuba instruction will be available during the second eight weeks of the Spring 2017 semester.


Participating students will earn 3 credit hours of BIOL-L 433 Tropical Biology. How this counts for you:


  • Biology B.A. and standard Biology B.S. – counts as an upper-level approved BIOL lab in your major
  • Animal Behavior B.S. – counts as a formal lab in your major
  • Biology B.S. with any Area of Concentration: counts as an elective (like Folklore or Gender Studies). Does NOT fulfill an upper lab in your major.
  • Microbiology B.A. and Microbiology B.S.: counts as an elective (like Folklore or Gender Studies). Does NOT fulfill an upper lab in your major.


More information is available on the Overseas Study website at  The program is listed under IU Programs, Cayman Islands.


Deadline for applications is this Monday, January 30, 2017!


Questions? E-mail Dr. Bill Ruf, Director of the Tropical Biology Program, at


We hear tremendously positive feedback on this program from participants. Even if you weren’t planning to spend some of this weekend working on an application – think about it!

DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2016

Do you have an interest in primates, tropical ecology and/or conservation?

Are you looking to gain valuable field experience?

Would you like to learn about other cultures?

Would you like to learn more about yourself?

Danta is pleased to announce our 2016 summer session field courses in tropical biology. Our course are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.


[IMPORTANT NOTE from your IUB Biology advisors: These are non-IU overseas study experiences. If you sign up for the program, please contact the IU Bloomington Overseas Study Office to let them know that you plan to attend.]

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HKUST Science Exchange Program: Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 and Academic Year 2016-17

The IUB College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applications from qualified math and science students for Fall 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017 exchanges at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) School of Science. Instruction is in English!



  • Students must be pursuing a College degree in math or science.  (If they are pursuing another major or degree as well, they should know that this exchange is primarily for them to make progress towards the math/science degree.)
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 1 year at IU prior to enrolling at HKUST
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above
  • The College requires students to complete an essay and provide two letters of recommendation



Student application materials must be received by 5:00 PM, Monday, February 22, 2016. Applications will be reviewed by The College and then nominated to HKUST by February 29.  Nominated students will be instructed to complete an online application through HKUST by March 31.

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