‘My experience abroad taught me a lot about myself, and the way I want to live’

Post by Aimee Patras, a junior studying nonprofit management in IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Patras traveled to South Africa this summer with Cru, an on-campus student ministry organization.  When I was trying to decide how to spend this summer, I was overwhelmed with the number of options — study abroad, internships, working, […]

Flagship Chinese Institute condenses one year of Chinese language into eight weeks

Andrew Fluegel first became interested in Chinese language and culture after working at a church camp for Chinese foreign exchange students the summer before his freshman year in college. Fluegel immediately bonded with the campers and fell in love with the Chinese culture. “I originally was only going to take one semester of Spanish in […]

IU student expanding her worldview as intern for the IU Europe Gateway

Blog courtesy of Allison LeClere, a master’s student in higher education and student affairs who is serving a summer internship at the IU Europe Gateway in Berlin. For Americans who have studied abroad or lived abroad for an extended period of time, I think we can all relate to the surprise we see when a […]

Recent IU graduate finds defining moment of her college career in Uganda

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: I applied for the summer journalism course “Reporting on HIV/AIDS in Africa” through The Media School at IU as a cheat to put off graduating from IU. I refused to leave my Bloomington home for the “real world” before I had to. Although I knew I had a lot […]

Student finds a passion for fair trade during overseas trip to Guatemala

When junior Abbey Kittaka first heard about an overseas study trip to Guatemala to study fair trade practices and sustainability, the apparel merchandising major was intrigued. Although she didn’t know much about fair trade, she knew she wanted to learn more. Fast forward a few months later and Kittaka is not only more knowledgeable about […]

Senior Yishan Ding reflects on the independence and leadership skills she developed at IU

IU Bloomington senior Yishan Ding has spent three years on the IU Bloomington campus. During that time, the student from China has grown as a person, experiencing new lands, making new friends and gaining some independence. She’s also made it her mission to help other international students who take the leap to study abroad. “I […]

IU newsroom project highlights 10 students making an impact on campus

Four months ago, the Indiana University newsroom set out on a journey: to create a longform, multimedia project that would highlight IU Bloomington students and the journeys they embark upon when becoming a Hoosier. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy — not only are these types of projects time consuming, but with more […]

Study abroad program at IU provides students a chance to see the world

IU Bloomington freshman Toni Pringley always knew she wanted to study abroad. So when the telecommunications major heard about the study abroad program through the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, she knew she wanted to apply. While still in consideration for an upcoming trip to Ghana, Pringley is one step closer […]

IU students come together to show support for victims of recent ISIS attacks

Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic:  On Nov. 13, Indiana University senior Erik Troske was at the opening night of IU Opera’s “Die Fledermaus” with a friend when he heard the news of the ISIS attacks in Paris. “The news started coming in from Paris and we were utterly shocked,” Troske said as he […]

IU graduate student Gabriel Escobedo is sharing Latin culture through his love of dance

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: When Gabriel Escobedo moved to Bloomington from Texas, to start his graduate career at Indiana University, he brought with him a little piece of home through his love of dance. Creator of Paso a Paso, or step-by-step, Escobedo has been passionately sharing the cultural value of Latin dance […]