IU Bloomington Junior Gie Wilson shares her experience as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals mentor for Indianapolis elementary school students.
Global learning initiatives and campus internationalization
Shaping a sustainable future: Winners of the 2023 UN SDG research competition
For the past four years, students from around the world have come together to share their research in a global forum. The subject matter, collaborators, and methods change each semester, but one thing unites them all: the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Each year, Indiana University and a group of its primary partner institutions select… Read more »
Global Classrooms initiative brings the multinational music industry to Indiana
Music is a universal language. Despite differences in styles, cultures, rhythms, etiquette and ideals, the powerful connections music fosters bring people together the world over…and what better example of that transcendence than the melting pot of jazz in the classical music mecca of Vienna! Once home to Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn, Vienna’s musical scene has… Read more »
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.
Meet the international students welcoming the next generation to IU
Studying in another country can be daunting. When it comes to navigating an entirely new culture and environment, everything – from the language, customs, and social norms – can be different from what students are used to. As challenging as the experience is, there are resources available to help international students navigate their transition to… Read more »
50 Years of Jewish community at home and abroad
In May 2022, IU graduates in caps, gowns, and colored tassels lined up in the late spring heat. Between shifting peers, waves to smiling guests in the stands, and the swift exchange of degrees and handshakes onstage, it was hard to focus on one student in particular. But in that bustling line was Levi Gettleman,… Read more »
Celebrating the global in Indy, the IUPUI International Festival returns in-person
Indianapolis’ international community celebrated in-person at the campus’ largest global event of the year.
Ferguson International Center opening for business on the IU Bloomington campus
Located on the corner of Eagleson Avenue and Seventh Street, this will be IU’s home for international activities from current study abroad and international students to over 40 globally engaged alumni chapters around the world.
Intercultural competency for all IU in this free certificate program
Cultural awareness can start as simply as writing an email. In fact, that is where this year’s Intercultural Competency Certificate program begins. In the first of nine interactive 1.5 hour sessions, professionally trained IU staff members walk participants through a familiar scenario: you sent out what you thought was a clearly written, concise email and… Read more »
Experimental German theater comes to life in Bloomington, crossing borders and boundaries
In mid-November of last year, Professor Teresa Kovacs was able to bring a piece of German experimental theater to Bloomington’s campus with the conference Diffractive World-Making: Theatre & Science Beyond the Capitalocene. You are most likely to see the term “diffraction” in a scientific context: it is the way that particles bend, interact with, and… Read more »