International Host Program

Connecting international students and alumni for sharing, support, and fun!

The International Host Program (IHP) 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, IHP offers fun events for students and hosts to attend, and supports matches along the way.

Alumni, faculty, and staff hosts 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 an International Host?

International Hosts 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. IHP is not a homestay program.

A host could be an entire family, or it could be an individual. Individual hosts are only matched with students of the same gender.

Learn more as a Student 

Learn more as an Alumni, Faculty, or Staff Host