International Center Applying for a visa
Your study abroad program is responsible for assisting you with obtaining any visas that you may need. In addition to the letter of admission to their program, you will be provided a "visa letter." This is required by the country's consulate as an essential part of your visa application. It explains how payment for your program is being handled and that you will not be employed in the host country in order to pay for your program. This is the major concern.
EmbassyWorld has links to most of the foreign consulates in the USA. Look at the section under student visas. Read carefully; make sure that you check the requirements for the consulate that serves residents of your state of residence (not necessarily Indiana).
Students who are going to study in Spain must obtain a student visa. For residents of most of the Midwest, you must apply in Chicago in person and pick up your passport and visa in person. Therefore, you must plan ahead and make two trips well before your departure. Details are available at the Spanish Consulates web site.
Please come to the International Studies Office, 512 W. Wabash Avenue, for answers to your questions.