The International Center is a catalyst to inform, convene and connect public, private and civic global objectives in Indiana.
The International Center held its annual International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner honoring Governor Eric Holcomb on August 23. The packed Indiana Roof Ballroom hosted leaders from all industries around the state and globe! In only 20 months, the Governor and his delegations have visited 13 countries and 28 cities.

“I wake up every day and try to take the state of Indiana to the world and bring the world back to Indiana.” said, Governor Holcomb. “I’ll get on a plane tomorrow morning if it means something good for Indiana and good for our partners.”

The Center also recognized Dr. Rachel Vreeman with their inaugural Global Impression Award, honoring individuals who, as “rising stars” demonstrate success in their profession and directly impact the global community within Indiana. Dr. Vreeman is the Director of Research for the IU Center for Global Health and Indiana-led AMPATH Consortium. Her research focuses on improving healthcare services to children within resource-limited settings.

The evening was a tailor-made affair for Governor Holcomb down to his favorite mac n’ cheese, onion rings and German chocolate cake. Indiana’s own New World Youth Symphony Orchestra, directed by Adam Bodony, performed a personalized arrangement of classical Mozart with classic Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd. Roger Reeves, a childhood friend, presented the Governor with the International Citizen of the Year Award. To end the evening, the Governor’s father, Neil Holcomb, played “Back Home Again in Indiana” on the piano, a nod to fond childhood memories.

The International Center would like to thank all of those involved in creating the custom occasion to celebrate the work Governor Holcomb is doing on behalf of the state of Indiana. 
The Center’s third cohort of Civic Engagement for Expatriates (CEE) convened on Thursday, August 16 for their commencement, marking Phase One (the classroom portion) of the program. Fourteen participants shared their reflections upon completing the course sessions and their visions for how they will implement their newfound civic engagement expertise. A common theme shared in participants’ reflections was a broader understanding of ways in which they may have already been participants in philanthropy without consciously being aware. Examples include tithing, participating in Harambee, and sharing food with those in need.

Phase Two of CEE will support their expertise implementation through networking opportunities with community organizations seeking to broaden and diversify their board representation and constituencies. The Center will host a networking reception to bring together CEE graduates and organizations on Thursday, September 20. If you know an organization that may benefit from connecting with our CEE graduates, please contact Hannah Day
The International Center recently concluded its 2018 Export Indiana Fellowship Program with Purdue’s Krannert School of Management and the Indiana Small Business Development Center. The three-month program is designed to bridge a partnership between International MBA students with small Indiana companies interested in exporting their products internationally.

Students participating in the Export Fellowship hail from all around the world including India, South Korea, China and Germany. The International Center prepares students for what may be their first work experience in the States, while the Indiana companies are prepared to host and employ an international student and their respective working culture. All this is done to garner a fruitful experience for both parties.

The program provides professional export guidance, research resources and training to create an executable, proactive export strategy. The companies gain knowledge of where and how to position their product in the world marketplace with specific countries identified as top markets.

This program exemplifies the vision and mission of The International Center to serve as a catalyst to help advance Indiana as a global place to live and work.

The International Center recently added four new fall interns to its team. The internship program plays an integral part in the Center's daily operations, and the staff values the opportunity to mentor emerging internationally focused students. The Center hosts fall, spring, and summer interns and may host up to 25 total interns annually. Keep an eye out on social media to stay updated on the interns’ voyage into The Center’s international waters.

To learn more about internship opportunities offered at The Center, click the button below.
Don't let the summer "Ride Off" without you! Polo at Sunset is back! Join us Friday, September 14 to support The International Center and catch the last rays of summer at the Hickory Hall Polo Club.

Adults and children of all ages are invited to join The International Center for this lively polo match, as well as international games and activities, food sales and tailgating, stable tours and more.

Admission is $20 per car or $10 per individual. Dogs are welcome but must remain leashed throughout the event. All gate proceeds will be split between The International Center and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, our event partner.
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Monument Circle

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Garfield Park

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Biltwell Event Center

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