International Friendship Program


The Center for Global Engagement has been working with the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and Ivy Tech, to engage with local families from the Terre Haute community to reestablish the International Friendship Program. In this program we introduce participating international students to a family in the community with the hope of: creating new friendships, increasing cultural awareness, integrating the international students into the local community, and helping both the local families and the students learn about customs and cultural from each other. In this way, the International Friendship Program provides both an enriching experience to the international students through experiential learning, as well as contributes to the broader Terre Haute community by demonstrating the diversity of cultures represented at ISU. For more information visit



Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


These interactive presentations cosponsored by The Center for Global Engagement and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute provide the community members an opportunity to learn about counties represented by students at Indiana State University International students present on how various socio-cultural aspects have molded them. Presenters also share their experience growing-up in their culture. These sessions will also focus on some of the integration issues international students face when moving to a different country. For more information please visit



International Coffee Hour


These internationally-themed events are cosponsored by the Center for Global Engagement and various student groups to provide an informal setting to encourage the fostering of cross-cultural communication and friendship.



Global Nights


The Indiana State University and broader community are provided a glimpse into the cultures of the ISU international student population through these performing art exhibitions. These events are co-sponsored by the Center for Global Engagement and various student organizations.