Powering global engagement through philanthropy
Global engagement is in Indiana University's DNA. From enrolling its first international student in the mid-1800s, to cultivating our 250+ international partnership agreements with universities around the world, to being the 5th ranked American university sending students to study abroad, Indiana University is a global institution like no other. With 75,000 international alumni, and 52,000 alumni having studied abroad during their time at IU, almost 140,000 alumni had an international experience at IU.
It is no surprise that philanthropy drives our excellence in global engagement: our $20 million bicentennial scholarship campaign sends an additional 400 students abroad each year; the $18 million Ferguson International Center received critical support from gifts by alumni, faculty, and staff; and we continue to attract international students through merit-based scholarships started by some our most prominent international alumni.