Guest semester for displaced students

Indiana University is offering a one-semester visiting scholar program to college students in Puerto Rico whose studies have been disrupted by the widespread damage and destruction of Hurricane Maria. Students who meet the below eligibility requirements may enroll for the spring 2018 semester on any IU campus.

  • Duration of Program

    Spring Semester 2018 (Jan. 8-May 4)

  • Eligibility
    • Must be a resident of Puerto Rico who was enrolled at a university in Puerto Rico during the 2017 fall semester, and whose studies were interrupted by the hurricane.

    • Students must obtain permission from an administrator at their home institution before being admitted. While the IU semester will be offered at no charge, it is suggested that the student pay the usual tuition at their home institution in Puerto Rico.

    • Participants in the visiting scholar program must have the academic background and language skills to be successful in IU courses.

    • Each student must have an IU faculty sponsor.

  • Expenses
    • Tuition and fees waived on all IU campuses.

    • IU Bloomington and IUPUI can help students locate housing, but cannot offer financial assistance with housing. Other IU campuses may have different housing availability and costs.

    • Travel and miscellaneous fees not covered.

Qualified students may inquire about registering for the visiting semester through IU’s Center for Students in Transition,, or through the Director of Advising for Students in Transition and Advisor Professional Development Center for Students in Transition, Jessica G. Staten, at (812) 856-4026 or