Blog Yearly Archive

Category: Blog - Year: 2017

Citizen Diplomacy in Indiana

Published on 12/8/2017

[caption id="attachment_5205" align="alignright" width="300"] Home hospitality hosts welcome visitors to their home for a night of food and...Read More...


The Season of Contemplation

Published on 11/21/2017

Growing up in rural Southern Indiana, there were few forms of entertainment. My grandmother was a high school English teacher who adored books; my mother...Read More...


Meet The Center: Alli Tinch

Published on 11/13/2017

First things first: Tell us a little about your background. I am from a small town in Southern Indiana, but I...Read More...


International Space Station: Out of this World Diplomacy

Published on 8/21/2017

At any given time, up to six astronauts are flying 248 miles above Earth’s surface at over 17,000 miles per hour. Astronauts chosen to go...Read More...


Polo: A Passport to the World

Published on 8/7/2017

If you’re anything like me, when you hear the world “polo,” you think of one of two things: Ralph Lauren or the film ...Read More...


Not What You Expect

Published on 8/1/2017

In the fall of 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in a study abroad in Ecuador while...Read More...


The Mandela Effect: Part Two

Published on 7/18/2017

To read the part one of The Mandela Effect, click here. Meeting Mandela I met Nelson Mandela before he became president of South Africa. He had...Read More...


Celebrate: Bastille Day

Published on 7/14/2017

In France, our "Fête Nationale" (national holiday) is celebrated on July 14. It commemorates "la Prise de...Read More...


The Mandela Effect: Part One

Published on 7/11/2017

I am a fourth generation South African with Indian roots. During the 1800s, when South Africa and India were both...Read More...


AT THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER, EVERY DAY IS FLAG DAY

Published on 6/14/2017

Americans’ relationship with their flag is a special and patriotic one- so much so that they’ve devoted...Read More...


Meet The Center: Laura Limp

Published on 6/7/2017

First things first: tell us a little about your background. I’m a homegrown Hoosier from the southern part...Read More...


More Than a Race

Published on 5/24/2017

Each May, the energy in this city is palpable.  Each May, there’s a contagious enthusiasm emanating from the “Racing Capital of the World.”  For...Read More...


Celebrate: Cinco de Mayo

Published on 5/5/2017

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. (Mexico’s Independence Day, which is called “El Grito”, is...Read More...


Meet The Center: Tyler Smoot

Published on 4/24/2017

First things first: tell us a little about your background.  I grew up in the small Central Indiana...Read More...


Global Competency Spotlight: Franklin College

Published on 4/12/2017

Tell us a little about you and your organization. Founded in 1834, Franklin College (FC) is a small liberal arts based institution located 20 miles south...Read More...


Civic Engagement for Expatriates: Frae’s Story

Published on 4/3/2017

In Ethiopia, where I grew up, giving is part of the culture.  After living in the USA for several...Read More...


Meet The Center: Ashley Eason

Published on 3/24/2017

First things first: tell us a little about your background.  Texas born and raised but I found my...Read More...


In View: United Kingdom

Published on 3/14/2017

Indiana’s relationship with the UK  Indiana has developed...Read More...


Celebrate: International Women’s Day

Published on 3/8/2017

All of us can agree that, at its core, International Women’s Day is a celebration of women around the...Read More...


Global Indy: Creating a Globally Competitive Region

Published on 2/23/2017

As the newly appointed Chief Economic Development Officer at the Indy Chamber, I oversee Indy Partnership, our nine-county region’s...Read More...


Meet The Center: Angelique Barrere

Published on 2/13/2017

First things first: tell us a little about yourself and your background.  My name is Angelique Barrere. I arrived...Read More...


Global Competency Spotlight: Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center

Published on 2/1/2017

Tell us about yourself and the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center. We’re a full service neighborhood center. We have three main service areas, one of which is...Read More...


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