Events & Programs

Wherever you are from, you can explore the world’s cultures at IUPUI

IUPUI’s international programs and events are for everyone. People from other countries. Americans. IUPUI students, faculty, and staff. Indianapolis residents. OIA partners with organizations on campus and in Indianapolis to share our global knowledge.

Whether you want to see a Chinese lion dance, volunteer while learning about the world, or taste Saudi Arabian cuisine, you can do it here—and make friends along the way.

Find international events

Get a Student Mentor—Or Become a Mentor

Are you a new international student? You can get a mentor who will show you around campus and Indianapolis, introduce you to your future friends, and support you during your first year at IUPUI.

 Are you a current student? Sign up to be a mentor and introduce international students to our exciting community.

Learn about the International Peer Mentoring Program for undergraduates

Learn about the Graduate Welcome Volunteers

Mentors having fun

International Peer Mentors enjoying a team building exercise

Participate in Student Organizations

IUPUI has more than 300 student organizations. More than 50 have an international focus, including the International Club.

Any IUPUI student group that helps people understand international issues or other cultures can apply for a grant—worth up to $500—for international activities.


Learn about international student organizations

Apply for funding