Office of International Development

A Division of the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs


Office of the Vice President for International Affairs

The mission of OVPIA is to provide leadership and advocacy for IU’s international programs, projects, and activities and to coordinate the resources necessary to sustain their development and growth. Its services and programs offer many avenues that enable students, faculty, and staff to pursue their quest for international knowledge and experience.

Indiana University maintains formal linkages and programs with nearly 230 universities, departments, and institutes abroad in more than 50 countries. Many of these linkages began as the result of training and development programs and have persisted for decades. IU’s linkage with the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Thailand, for example, is nearly 50 years old. Other linkages grew out of contacts between IU faculty and their overseas colleagues, and later expanded into partnerships for training and development activities. IU’s extensive network of university and institutional partnerships, therefore, are a vital resource for OID’s international education and development mission.

The OVPIA website provides a complete, up-to-date listing of IU’s formal international affiliations.

Office of Research Administration

The mission of the Office of Research Administration (ORA) is to provide exceptional support for IU’s research community in order to catalyze research productivity and protect the institution and its research community from risk.

ORA accomplishes this mission by minimizing the impediments to research activity, promoting research conduct that meets the highest standards of ethical integrity, and ensuring that research activity is compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations.

The Office of Research Administration provides IU’s research community with the following services: Research Ethics, Education and Policy, Sponsored Project Administration Services, Compliance Services, Research Administration Systems, and Decision Support.

Office of International Services

The Office of International Services (OIS) is committed to assisting international students and scholars in the accomplishment of their educational, social, and professional objectives at Indiana University.


  • On-going orientation and other educational, cultural, and social programming to help facilitate the acclimation and integration of international students and scholars into the academic, cultural, and social life at Indiana University and within the Bloomington community;
  • Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. visa and immigration regulations, including maintenance of status requirements, employment authorization, and travel;
  • Assistance with financial matters and planning, health insurance requirements, U.S. tax issues, and personal issues or concerns; and
  • Serving as liaison with U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, and sponsors and educational foundations that support international education and exchange.