Not long after, he graduated from the IU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Al-Faruqi, a Palestinian-American, graduated with a master’s degree in philosophy and went on to found the International Institute of Islamic Thought.
Al-Faruqi is one of the many of IU international graduates to use his degree in a meaningful way.
With international students making up almost 7 percent of IU’s total student population, it is no surprise that Al-Faruqi is not alone.
Bienvenido Lumbera, a native Filipino, poet and former Hoosier, received his Ph.D. in comparative literature from IU.
Lumbera went on to read, write and critique a number of literary works. In April 2006, he was named National Artist of the Phillipines.
Dr. Salman Shah also made his mark after attending IU. Shah received his Ph.D. in finance and economics from the Kelley School of Business.
Shah served as Finance Minister of Pakistan; and during his period in power, Pakistan’s economy registered an average of 7 percent GDP growth per annum — one of the highest in the world.
Shah, Lumbera and Al-Faruqi are just a few examples of the amazing things IU international students can do. And after your years at IU, the possibilites are endless.
Like what you're reading? Support independent, award-winning college journalism on this site. Donate here.
The Chinese Calligraphy Club’s callout meeting on Friday taught the basic techniques of the ancient art.
The average IU student walking to and from classes in a hurry can forget the architecture IU boasts. While each building around campus has its own personality, few can compare to the character and history of these famous IU landmarks.
A roommate can make or break a college experience. If you go random and get someone you don’t get along with then it may make for a long year.
It’s unlikely your roommate planned an elaborate date to pop the question, “Will you live with me next year?”
Make sure to review this guide to parking on campus and in the Bloomington area before you are ticketed.