Fact Sheet

CREATION

Originally formed during U.S. Senator Richard Lugar’s tenure as Mayor of Indianapolis, to provide interpreters and translators for the NATO Conference of Mayors held in Indianapolis in 1972. Officially established in 1973.

OUR MISSION

The International Center is a catalyst to inform, convene and connect public, private and civic global objectives in Indiana. 

OUR VISION

Indiana embraces a global economy, values all cultures, and is vibrant place to live and work.

OUR VALUES

Diversity

We value, embrace, and celebrate individuals’ differences in background, values, religions, culture, perspective, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Passion

We are energized by the opportunities that surround us and hope to inspire others to share our enthusiasm to strengthen Indiana’s global connections.

Excellence

Individually and collectively we take pride in our work and strive always to deliver a work product that represents our very best efforts.

Integrity

We strive always to do the right thing, even when it’s difficult. We nurture an environment of honesty, openness and accountability.

Growth

Ever with an eye on sustainability, we seek new opportunities both inside and outside the box to grow our network and create new partnerships to translate our vision and mission into action.

PROGRAM & SERVICES

Protocol support and flag services 

Relocation services for international employees

Global competency training and cross-cultural communication training

Support community events through the Festival Fund

Welcome International leaders in Indianapolis through the International Visitor Leadership Program 

EMPLOYEES

We employ 22 staff members – 15 were born or have lived abroad and speak more than 15 languages collectively

MEDIA CONTACT

Billie Fouts
Vice President of Marketing and Development
Telephone: (317) 955-5150, ext. 222
Fax: (317) 955-5160

Mailing address:
The International Center
One Indiana Square / Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN 46204 U.S.A.