Global Jags Connect

Connecting international students and scholars with the Indianapolis community.

Global Jags Connect (previously known as the International Host Program) matches IUPUI international students with IU and IUPUI alumni, faculty, and staff in the Indianapolis community.

Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations, Global Jags Connect offers fun events for students and Community Connections to attend, and supports matches along the way.

Alumni, faculty, staff, and community members help to enhance the experiences of international students at IUPUI, and give them a personal experience of American culture and “Hoosier hospitality,” while also learning about the world.

International student with American host familyWhat is a Community Connection?

Community Connections are IU or IUPUI alumni, faculty, and staff living in the Indianapolis community. They are interested in meeting periodically with international students over 4-5 months and introducing them to American life and culture. Global Jags Connect is not a homestay program.

A Community Connection could be an entire family, or it could be an individual. Individual community members are only matched with students of the same gender.

Learn more as a Student 

Learn more as a Community Connection