IHP for IUPUI Students

Learn about American culture and share your own with IHP

All IUPUI international students can sign-up to be matched with a local alumni, faculty, or staff host!  

students and alumniWhat will I do with my host?

Your host will introduce you to life in Indianapolis. This could include going to sporting events, festivals, museums, and so on. Your host may invite you to their home for a meal, and introduce you to their traditions. Each host will be different, and will decide to do different things.

Your host will also want to learn about your home country culture, traditions and lifestyle.

Hosts and students are encouraged to meet up at least once each month.

Do I live with my host?

No, an international host is not the same as a homestay family. You will see your host about once or twice each month.

How long do I stay matched with my host?

Host and student matches last for 4-5 months. After that, students and hosts may continue to contact each other if they wish to do so. Or, they can sign up for a new student or host match.

What are the benefits of being in the International Host Program?

  • Gain a support system here in the U.S.
  • Increase your English language skills
  • Learn about American culture and meet “Hoosiers” (people from Indiana)
  • Network internationally

How do I join?

To join as a student, fill out the International Host Program sign up form.

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