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Category: Blog - Year: 2015

3 International December Holidays You May Not Know About

Published on 12/7/2015

Throughout history, what is now known as the month of December has almost always been a time for joining together with family, celebrating the season,...Read More...


Worlds Of Learning: Education in Canada, Australia & Germany

Published on 11/23/2015

Canada In Canada, there is no federal department of education or integrated system for education. Instead, each individual province or territory has departments and...Read More...


Tour De Food: Culinary Customs in France, Italy & Spain

Published on 11/6/2015

France Baguettes, cheese, and wine comprise a basic French meal. Fresh ingredients are a must, & meals are prepared with care. Lunch is 2 hours long. Some businesses...Read More...


This Is Not Halloween: 4 Ghostly Celebrations Around The World

Published on 10/28/2015

Halloween, as it exists today, evolved from Irish and Scottish cultural traditions over the course of the last 200 years. It is most popular as...Read More...


Family Ties: 4 International Political Dynasties

Published on 10/21/2015

Democratic political dynasties are families in which successive generations have been elected to high political office by popular vote. The family members in question may...Read More...


Care to Share? 5 Standout Car Sharing Services Worldwide

Published on 10/15/2015

Earlier this year, The International Center was invited to work closely with France’s Bolloré Group and the City of Indianapolis to help launch BlueIndy, Indianapolis’...Read More...


8 Ways You Can Be An International Citizen Every Day

Published on 10/12/2015

This past Tuesday evening, The International Center hosted a gala at The Indiana Roof Ballroom to present its International Citizen of the Year Award! This year’s...Read More...


10 International Proverbs To Inspire You

Published on 10/12/2015

All throughout the world, there are millions of people saying millions of things. Some of the things some of the people are saying are wise...Read More...


Planet Emoji

Published on 9/23/2015

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Shades of Brown

Published on 9/16/2015

Born in India and raised in America, I...Read More...


No Truer Term Than “Hoosier Hospitality”!

Published on 8/11/2015

On New Year’s Day of 2010, I landed in Indianapolis for the very first time. I vividly remember when I took my first step out...Read More...


You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Minimizing Cultural Faux Pas

Published on 8/5/2015

Every country is unique. It has its own customs, culture, and often language--among other things. When travelling abroad it is easy to assume that everyone...Read More...


Getting the Most Out of a Cultural Exchange

Published on 7/28/2015

Through traveling abroad and with my experiences interning with the...Read More...


India(napolis) – The Place(s) I Call Home

Published on 7/21/2015

The International Center changed my life. Now you may be thinking “Hey c’mon, it’s just an internship,” but no matter how exaggerated these words may...Read More...


Unconscious Biases and the Beauty of the Unknown

Published on 7/14/2015

By Masha Pupko, Programs and Services Intern If there is one thing that unites people, it is that we are all consumers of...Read More...


A Midwestern Girl’s Tasty Bite of the Big Apple

Published on 7/7/2015

By Sarah Gibbons, International Citizen of the Year (ICY) InternGrowing up in a small suburb of Cincinnati, my upbringing was stereotypically Midwestern... It...Read More...


Moving Abroad – Tips That Made My Adventure Easier

Published on 6/25/2015

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MEET OUR NEW INTERNS – SUMMER 2015!

Published on 6/18/2015

Located in the center of Indianapolis, The International Center has welcomed nine interns from all over the world this summer. Each intern wrote a short...Read More...


Mexico: IN View

Published on 6/5/2015

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Global Indiana and the Path to Citizenship

Published on 5/29/2015

By Jeff Kamm, Operations ManagerOne of my favorite obligations as the Operations Manager at The International Center occurs on forty Thursdays throughout the...Read More...


Celebrating (and Counting) Culture at IUPUI

Published on 5/21/2015

By Deborah Hirt Neary, Office of International Affairs, IUPUI Can you guess how many countries are represented in the student body at...Read More...


75 Years of Welcoming Emerging World Leaders

Published on 5/14/2015

By Qindan Nie, Development Intern This year marks the 75th anniversary of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which is characterized by the U.S...Read More...


Firefighting: A Universal Language

Published on 5/7/2015

By Kelly Sexton, Relocations InternThis past semester I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in the relocation department here at The...Read More...


Study Abroad…in Reverse!

Published on 5/1/2015

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Flags as a Way to Preserve a Global Identity

Published on 4/20/2015

By Kelli Duncan, Protocol intern At the beginning of my semester-long internship when my Office of Protocol supervisor, Peter Kirkwood,...Read More...


CITIZEN DIPLOMACY ALIVE AND WELL – AT HOME AND IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL

Published on 4/9/2015

By Billie Fouts, VP Marketing & Development A year ago next month I boarded a plane bound for Washington, D.C. to rendezvous...Read More...


When Romania Encounters Hoosier Hospitality

Published on 3/27/2015

By Rachel O'Heran, IVLP intern Part of what drew me into my internship with the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) at The...Read More...


Japan: IN View

Published on 3/17/2015

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Perspective: Khaled Hosseini, Moral Psychologists, and the Power of a Good Story

Published on 3/12/2015

By Kimberly Collins, Global Competency InternFriday evening the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation honored best-selling author Khaled Hosseini with the Kurt Vonnegut, Jr....Read More...


75 Years of International Exchange

Published on 3/9/2015

At The International Center we strive to facilitate international exchange. One of our core programs is the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP),...Read More...


Person-to-Person Diplomacy: Tea, Soccer, and Finding Common Ground

Published on 3/2/2015

By Kimberly Collins, Global Competency Intern In an age where I can...Read More...


China: IN view

Published on 2/19/2015

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Meet our spring 2015 interns!

Published on 2/12/2015

As a tradition every semester, we welcome the new interns who will be bringing their diverse experience and skills to The International Center....Read More...


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