IU’s China Gateway office connects students with employers in Shanghai and Beijing

Since opening two years ago, Indiana University’s global gateway office in Beijing has actively supported Hoosier academic activities and partnerships across China and has met the needs of a rapidly expanding number of IU alumni there. Indiana University is one of six universities that created a career fair for Chinese students and graduates seeking job […]

New LinkedIn report says ‘international aspirations bloom in Bloomington’

Washington, New York and Bloomington rarely are included in the same sentence, let alone mentioned together in national reports about places that serve as “springboards” for peoples’ international careers. But in a report released on Monday, LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional network — announced that Bloomington is one of the top U.S. cities for […]

Programs demonstrate the importance of understanding other people and cultures

On a wet Independence Day at Indiana University, two groups of students interested in the intersection of business, language and international cultures hung out. A group of 33 mostly American high school students and a group of 100 college students from the Middle East and North Africa played cards, Jenga and other games. They enjoyed […]

How the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders benefits IU and Indiana

Over the last few weeks, we’ve introduced you to a group of enthusiastic young people from 18 African countries who are fellows of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The benefits of this program to these 25 visitors, participating in a program that is part of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, […]

Some of our newest Hoosiers offer their warmest thanks

Whenever we run into friends around the Indiana University campus, the range of greetings usually is pretty narrow. Most of us will say “hello” or “hi,” followed by an inquiry about their health or well-being. But with an international enrollment of more than 6,100 students, it’s not uncommon to hear greetings in other languages. Around […]

Mandela Washington Fellows hear IU students’ personal experiences helping their communities

Post by IU Newsroom intern Amanda Marino When Ph.D. candidate A’ame Joslin was growing up in rural Indiana, her family relied heavily on the government and members of their community to help them with financial troubles. Despite their needs, Joslin said she and her sister were still actively involved in community service. She said her […]

IU Maurer School program sparks reflection on laws that can serve the disabled across Africa

It should have been a night remembered for other reasons than becoming disabled. A trained development economist, Zukiswa Nzo was out with friends celebrating a new job on Feb. 16, 2007, when suddenly someone yelled, “Ngicela amafone (give me your phones),” followed by a gunshot. Instead of advancing in her career, Nzo – known by […]

African leaders learn about civic engagement during visit to Bloomington City Hall

As a Bloomington City Council member, Isabel Piedmont-Smith is accustomed to meeting with constituents. While the farmer’s market was abuzz with activity Saturday, she spent time discussing concerns and issues facing those who reside in her district. At times, Piedmont-Smith’s presentation in City Hall chambers on Monday — to 25 participants in the U.S. State […]

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program begins at IU

As he welcomed 25 of Sub-Saharan Africa’s brightest young people to Indiana University on Monday, Teshome Alemneh cited two well-known proverbs about the power of education. One proverb, from Alemneh’s native land of Ethiopia, simply says, “He who learns, teaches.” The other proverb, commonly shared across the Democratic Republic of Congo, says, “Wisdom is like […]

Top Indian government official commends IU’s strategic initiatives in his nation

For the last 20 years, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has welcomed nearly a dozen highly successful leaders to campus as a Poling Chair of Business and Government. Like the late Harold “Red” Poling, who as chief executive of Ford Motor Co. established the leader-in-resident program in 1993, many of them have been proud […]