Students interested in studying abroad should consult Carnegie Mellon University's Office of International Education. In addition, they should discuss their plans as early as possible with the associate director of academic affairs to determine the ideal time and best curricular fit for study abroad. Institute for Politics and Strategy students may consider taking IPS elective courses, language courses, General Education requirements, and free elective courses while abroad. All study abroad courses must be selected and approved by the associate director of academic affairs and faculty director prior to study abroad.
Funding should not be a barrier to study abroad. The Office of International Education study abroad adviser can assist students in determining the best way to cover program expenses. In addition, numerous scholarships to help defray costs are available through OIE, the Dietrich College Dean's Office, and the Department of Modern Languages.