International House Global Scholar Program

I-House: A Residential-Based Learning Community (RBLC)


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Since 1991, I-House has served as a Residential-Based Learning Community (RBLC) on the IUPUI campus and has housed more than 1,100 American and international students living side by side from nearly 20 countries each year. Through immersive living with those from other countries, American and international residents alike take part in dialogue and develop friendships that allow them to understand cultural differences and be better prepared to solve global challenges facing their generation.

Global Scholars work to build intercultural community through promoting resident participation in I-House activities, lead events, and involvement in OIA programs and initiatives that support the global learning goals of the I-House program.


Spring 2023 Global Scholars

Yuki Takaku (She/Her): Senior studying Global Business

The most attractive thing about I-House is the opportunity to interact with students from diverse cultural backgrounds. At an event held last year, international students introduced the food of their countries, allowing students to learn about the cultures in depth by actually eating authentic foods and talking directly with the students. There are many events like this to interact with international students, and everyone is really warm and welcoming in the I-House community. 

Shubham Vats (He/Him): Junior studying Computer Science and Mathematics 


I have enjoyed being a part of a multicultural community and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. One of the great things about living in an internationa house is the social opportunities. Many international houses offer events and activities that allow residents to get to know each other better, such as cultural dinners, language exchanges, and many interactive events. Also, we get I-house Lounge which is open to residents living in I-house which is a nice place to come and chill with friends or your roommates. My experience in the I-house has been really great and I look forward to staying in I-house for my next Academic year as well.

Support I-House leaders who will impact our world

sisters Hannah and Megan Ishikawa smilingYou can empower a leader and sustain our global community at I-House.  In 2016, we launched the I-House Global Scholar program to fund a second year on-campus housing resident to lead international programming while building leadership skills. Global Scholars will receive a $2,500 annual stipend. 

Your contribution of any amount will support the I-House Global Scholar program! A $2,500 one-time gift can fully fund one I-House Global Scholar. We seek to select one American and one international Global Scholar each year. 

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