Global Leaders

An IU education knows no bounds

Now more than ever, the world needs global leaders. By supporting overseas study and inter­national academic programs, you have helped ensure that IU students are equipped with the perspectives, insights, and understanding that they need for 21st-century problem solving.

Your support of the For All campaign has broadened horizons and shifted paradigms. In short, you have opened the world to those who will one day change it.

5global gateways in Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Mexico City, and New Delhi

No. 6IU’s national ranking for number of students studying abroad

80+ Languages taught—More than any other public university in the U.S.

Summerville Festival

With support from Gregg and Judy Summerville, IU’s Arts and Humanities Council hosts an annual festival bringing international speakers and artists to IU.

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A grant from the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council helped IU’s Center for the Study of Global Change create Voices and Visions: Islam and Muslims from a Global Perspective.

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Orna Tsultem

Uranchimeg "Orna" Tsultem is the Herron School of Art and Design’s first endowed chair in international studies, made possible by a gift from Edgar and Dorothy Fehnel.

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The idea is to get more people out into the world. When you get out of wherever you are, you learn more about yourself and the world around you.

Retired professor Herbert Miller created a scholarship to help more IU Kokomo students study abroad.

A beacon of global learning

IU’s bicentennial campaign saw the 2013 founding of the School of Global and International Studies and the completion of its state-of-the-art building in 2015.

In 2018, the school was renamed the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, in recognition of the contributions of two internationally influential Hoosiers: former US Rep. Lee Hamilton and former US Sen. Richard Lugar.

It all started with Books and Beyond, an IU-student-led program providing books, literacy training, and more to an elementary school in Rwanda.

In the 10 years since, IU has created meaningful partnerships throughout Rwanda. On a 2019 trip, IU Optometry provided free eye exams to children, thanks to a donation of 300 pairs of glasses from Eye Care 4 Kids.

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Global engagement for all, thanks to you

Global engagement is for all. It is for our students, our faculty, our state, our nation, and our world.

With your support, IU is training the next generation of industry, government, academic, and civil society leaders; generating research and knowledge that can help solve major global challenges; and working in close collaboration with partners locally and globally to improve our society. Thank you for opening a world of opportunity for all.