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 »
Office of International Services
Office of International Services at IU Bloomington
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.
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 »
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.
Last month, Indiana University welcomed more than 7,400 international students to its campuses across the state, the largest number since 2019. Before they even make their way to campus, staff from IUB’s Office of International Services and IUPUI’s Office of International Affairs are there to greet them at the Indianapolis International Airport during peak travel… Read more »