SPEA in Croatia

Learn more about the SPEA in Croatia program

This program will not occur duing the summer of 2017. Please check back next year for summer 2018 dates.

V482/V582 - Regional Study, Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconciliation and Economic Development (4 cr.)

Program Director: Dan Preston

Conflict, development and regional complexities cannot be fully understood in a Bloomington classroom. After an intensive class meeting in Bloomington, the course will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia for the first 9 days, move to Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina for 2 days and conclude in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina for 9 days. The program will be a mix of classroom teaching by the lead instructor, guest lectures by academics and professionals, site visits, city tours, museum tours and daylong excursions.

    • Ston & the Peljesac Peninsula
    • Sarajevo Cultural Tour
    • Shelling of Dubrovnik Tour
    • War Photography Museum
    • Lokrum Island
    • Siege of Sarajevo Tour
    • Mostar
    • Srebrenica

This program requires a 3.0 GPA or better and sophomore standing or higher at the time of application (exceptions available depending on space). Open to undergraduate and graduate students from IU Bloomington and IUPUI. There are no prerequisites or language requirements. Honors credit is available on an ad hoc basis.

Students will stay in clean, safe and modernly equipped hotels in Dubrovnik and Sarajevo. The hotels in both Dubrovnik and Sarajevo will provide breakfast every morning. Lunch and dinner will be the responsibility of the student in both locations. However, lunch and dinner will occasionally be provided by the program.

Please note: You will pay two amounts – the tuition, which is what Indiana University credits cost, and you will also pay the SPEA Abroad program fee.

Summer 2016 SPEA in Croatia Program Fee: $2,000*

The program fee includes lodging, medical insurance, and cultural excursions.

* Program fee is subject to change due to unforeseeable circumstances

IUB Tuition – 4 credits

The tuition cost for SPEA in Croatia is based on IU Bloomington tuition. The amount of tuition you pay will vary based on your student status.

Additional Costs

You will need to pay for your flight to Croatia, food not included in the program, and other incidentals.


The SPEA Abroad Scholarship/Fellowship is available to help SPEA students from IUB and IUPUI study abroad. Please visit our scholarship page for eligibility requirements and application deadlines. 

Other scholarships are available on a competitive basis.