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Past Interns: Where Are They Now?

Have you ever wondered what it's like to have an internship at The International Center, and how it could help you in your future career? Check out this blog highlighting some of The Center's past interns!

INDIANAPOLIS SISTER CITIES: MONZA, ITALY

Check out our blog highlighting Monza, Italy, one of Indy's sister cities!

MEET THE 2019 GIA RECIPIENT: GEORGE SROUR

The Global Impression Award recognizes individuals whose professional accomplishments are strengthening ties between Indiana and the global community. Overview The 2019 Global Impression Award recipient, George Srour, epitomizes a strong Hoosier leader whose work impacts the global community. Srour, Co-Founder and Chief Dreamer of Building Tomorrow, has built over 75 primary schools for Ugandan children, created a fellowship of leaders serving those students, and developed an educational approach to help students and communities succeed. While still attending the College of William and Mary, George met with Joseph Bagambaki Kaliisa in Kampala, Uganda, to make plans for the construction of
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MEET THE 2019 GIA FINALISTS: ANDREA RICHTER-GARRY

The Global Impression Award recognizes individuals whose professional accomplishments are strengthening ties between Indiana and the global community.  Overview  2019 GIA finalist Andrea Richter-Garry serves as Vice President of International Engagement for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). Through her work, Richter-Garry is dedicated to attracting foreign direct investment into the state of Indiana. Her dedication to bringing Indiana to the forefront of the international stage is exactly what the Global Impression Award honors. She is very active within the community, serving as a board member for the State International Development Organizations, American China Society of Indiana, and Women4Change.  
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MEET THE 2019 GIA FINALISTS: DR. SHERRI BUCHER

Get to know 2019 Global Impression Award finalist, Dr. Sherri Bucher!

Expand your cultural experience… without leaving your couch

Chris Ebersole, spring 2020 protocol intern You may not yet be ready to venture into a sit-down restaurant or to book a seat on the next flight to Europe, but with just a laptop, a notebook, and a decently stocked kitchen, there are plenty of things you can do from the comfort and safety of your own home to feel a greater connection with what the wider world has to offer. Expand Your Palette The International Marketplace is a local coalition of restaurants and businesses in the Lafayette Square area of Indianapolis. Though many cultural events are on hold,
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INDIANAPOLIS SISTER CITIES: COLOGNE, GERMANY

Get to know Cologne, one of Indianapolis' Sister Cities!

Dreaming of Paris

Read along as our intern Ellie takes you on her first trip abroad!

Meet The Center: Rebecca VanVliet

First things first: tell us a little about your background.  I’m a Hoosier transplant – originally from Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus and the home of Wendy’s, giant concrete corn, and the largest three-day Irish festival in the world. I moved to Indy a few years ago to attend Butler University to study marketing. I loved Indy too much to leave after graduation, and so now I live in Irvington with over a dozen houseplants at various levels of life.  What drew you to your role at The International Center? I started with The Center as the spring
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Meet The Center: Leslie Grishin

First things first: tell us a little about your background.  Originally from Indianapolis, the travel bug bit early and I’ve always enjoyed learning about different countries, cultures, and languages. Spending my senior year of high school as a Rotary Exchange Student in Germany helped to set my future professional direction and solidified my love of travel. Later, I spent time teaching ESL in Japan before coming back to Indiana for graduate school. Most of my professional background was spent in International Higher Education, but I’m quite excited to now shift gears and join The International Center as the International
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