Curriculum Internationalization

Faculty and staff in all disciplines can enhance their teaching, research, and service by adding an international perspective.

The IUPUI Office of International Affairs is here to help you internationalize your course, engage in international research, make international contacts and much more.

Teaching and Curriculum Internationalization

Infusing your curriculum with international examples and perspectives enhances student learning and builds cross-cultural engagement skills. All IUPUI students are encouraged to participate in a global experience during their academic career.

International Speakers for Your Course

In the Global Voices Speakers program, IUPUI international students speak to classes about their home countries and cultures. Their authentic voice gives an intercultural, interactive experience to IUPUI students without leaving the classroom.

Learn more about Global Voices Speakers
International Videoconferencing

Our “Global Crossroads” videoconferencing facility has state of the art, interactive technology for large or small group videoconferences. This classroom is available to faculty and staff, and we provide comprehensive support and guidance.

Learn more about videoconferencing 
Curriculum Resources

IUPUI’s International Learning Goals provide a framework for curriculum internationalization. Additionally, many resources are available from the Association of American Colleges & Universities.

Media resources are available for rental:

  • Kindle Books

    Kindles are available and may be checked out by any IUPUI teaching faculty or staff member. Reserve a Kindle by contacting OIA.

    Please print and fill out the Kindle Loan Agreement before pick-up.

    Below are some of the Kindle book titles available for faculty to check-out.



    Walking Together, Walking Far: How a U.S. and African Medical School Partnership Is Winning the Fight against HIV/AIDS

    Fran Quigley, Foreword by Paul Farmer

    Internationalisation and the Student Voice: Higher Education Perspectives

    Elspeth Jones

    All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

    Stephen Kinzer

    Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities: Challenges and Opportunities

    Peter N. Stearns

    Globalization of Education: An Introduction

    Joel Spring

    The University and its Disciplines: Teaching and Learning within and beyond disciplinary boundaries

    Carolin Kreber

    Cultural Education — Cultural Sustainability: Minority, Diaspora, Indigenous and Ethno-Religious Groups in Multicultural Societies

    Edited by Zvi Bekerman, Ezra Kopelowitz

    The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict, 2nd Edition

    Jorge I. Domínguez , Rafael Fernández de Castro

    Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization

    Nayan Chanda

  • Movies

    The films below are available and may be checked out by any IUPUI teaching faculty or staff member. Reserve copies by contacting OIA.

    Title Country Reference
    Mardi Gras Made in China China
    Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited China, Japan and USA
    Two Million Minutes China, India and USA

International Research

Become a Fulbright Scholar

The Fulbright Scholar Program provides teaching and research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in over 125 countries worldwide. IUPUI faculty has a strong record of receiving Fulbright awards. See IUPUI Fulbright Scholars »

Contact Leslie Bozeman to learn more about Fulbright.

Additionally, the IUPUI Fulbright Mentoring Network is a group of faculty and staff supporting IUPUI students interested in applying for Fulbright student awards.

Contact Stephanie Leslie to join the IUPUI Fulbright Mentoring Network.

Funding for International Research

IUPUI’s International Development Fund provides up to $15,000 for development of projects or initiatives in international areas. Grant funds generally serve as venture capital to stimulate additional funding for international activities.

Learn how to apply to the International Development Fund

Faculty engaging in international research can advance collaboration by connecting with institutions abroad. IUPUI has comprehensive, long-term partnerships with Sun Yat-sen University (China) and Moi University (Kenya), and strong relationships with many partners around the globe.

Learn more about international partnerships

International Service

International service learning brings together two powerful educational experiences—study abroad and service learning. It is as an important way to help students connect with their local host community when studying abroad. Through ISL, students step beyond their role as a student, tourist, or foreigner and begin to shape a role for themselves as a neighbor, partner, and friend. Through these deeper connections with their host community, students will learn more about their host country, their discipline, and themselves.

Contact the Center for Service and Learning