With spring revitalizing Indiana University’s campuses across the state, opportunities are in bloom. This April, the Vice President for International Affairs Hannah Buxbaum traveled with colleagues to India to renew the partnerships and connections with the country that more international students call home than any other. As part of the university’s efforts to strengthen its… Read more »
Month: April 2023
Displaced students find support and hope through IU’s Refugee Task Force
The Office of International Services (OIS) is no stranger to the complex process of bringing students to study, research, and engage in IU’s community. They are responsible for enrolling thousands of students and scholars from over 140 different countries into IU’s system each year.
But what happens when there are no academic transcripts because the issuing institution has crumbled under missile strikes? When diplomas were left behind in a hasty journey across borders to protect lives? When the networks of support a student relies on are scattered around the world at the whims of geopolitical negotiations?
This is the reality of bringing students to Indiana University who are displaced from their home countries, and where the IU Refugee Taskforce comes in.