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Record International Student Enrollment at IUPUI; First Time More than 300 Students Come From a Single Country - China

International Student Orientation - photo by Wenting Jiang
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September 1, 2011

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IUPUI has enrolled a record 1,446 international students for Fall 2011, up 6% from Fall 2010, including a 30% increase in new freshman enrollment. For the first time, more than 300 of IUPUI’s international students are from a single country—China (319). Other countries with large student populations are India (249) and Saudi Arabia (219), both increases over last year.

Sara Allaei, director for international enrollment and services and interim associate vice chancellor for international affairs remarked, “The Office of International Affairs is honored to serve IUPUI’s international students. As important members of the IUPUI community, international students’ perspectives in the classroom and involvement in student organizations give character to the campus and help IUPUI students develop a global perspective.”

A new program coordinated by the Office of International Affairs—the Global Voices Speakers Program —helps tap international students as resources to help faculty internationalize their courses.

“We warmly welcome students from all parts of the world,” said Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme. “These days, the education of our students is incomplete without some international exposure and understanding, either via interactions with international students at IUPUI or via a Study Abroad experience.”

As part of its broad mission to promote the internationalization of IUPUI, the Office of International Affairs recruits, admits, and welcomes international students to campus, providing student visa documentation and advising along with comprehensive support services.

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