Orientation and Welcome Week
Your child may be nervous about moving to another country and beginning college. Two important IU events will help your child adjust to life here.
International student orientation takes place before classes begin. Your child will get his or her paperwork in order, register for classes, meet other international students, and get comfortable with IU and Bloomington.
Welcome Week is held in August, as students prepare for the fall semester. Its exciting activities and traditions will help your child meet U.S. students and begin to feel like an IU student.
Many things to do
Your child will always be able to find something interesting or entertaining to do at IU or in Bloomington.
IU has teams in soccer, basketball, and many other sports. Touring Broadway shows and concerts visit the IU Auditorium. The IU Jacobs School of Music stages more than 1,100 productions each year. Bloomington has concerts nearly every night, art galleries, theatre performances, and diverse shops and restaurants. Your child can also explore the outdoors in Bloomington’s trails, 34 parks, and three lakes.
IU has more than 750 student organizations, where students can pursue their interests, make friends, and gain leadership experience. About 35 organizations have an international focus or connection. There are groups for students from Africa, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, and several other countries and regions.