Apr 7, 2013 10:54 pm

Bridging the gap

When students come to IU from around the world, they encounter a clash of cultures. Communication can be a daily struggle, and it takes effort to understand American customs. Yet despite the challenges, many students strive to build community far from home.

Apr 7, 2013 10:49 pm

About the series

Are IU policies and resources accommodating the growing demographic of international students on the Bloomington campus?

International students are overrepresented in overflow housing, and the international center is no longer a hub for students from around the world.

administration  •  Apr 7, 2013 10:46 pm

Is 'proficient' good enough?

More than 75 percent of international students at IU come from non-English speaking countries. Despite being told they're proficient by official University tests, some are still not prepared to learn in English when they arrive on campus.

Apr 7, 2013 10:34 pm

Increasingly international

Expanding diversity is the driving force behind international recruiting at IU. It's a balancing act between what is ideal what is fiscally possible. With finite resources, the University has moved away from personalized care for international students and toward a numbers race.

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