Global Jags Connect

Connecting international students and scholars with the Indianapolis community.

Global Jags Connect (previously known as the International Host Program) matches IUPUI international students with IU and IUPUI alumni, faculty, staff and community members in the Indianapolis area. 

Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs and the Office of Alumni Relations, Global Jags Connect offers fun events for students and Community Connections to attend, and supports matches along the way.

Community Connections help to enhance the experiences of international students at IUPUI, and give them a personal experience of American culture and “Hoosier hospitality,” while also learning about the world.

International student with American host familyWhat is a Community Connection?

Community Connections are diverse individuals from all backgrounds such as, IU or IUPUI alumni, faculty, staff and community members living in the Indianapolis community. They are interested in meeting periodically with international students over 4-5 months and introducing them to American life and culture.

Beginning Fall 2019, American Graduate students (or Graduate students that have been in the US for an extended period of time) can now be Community Connections!!

Global Jags Connect is not a homestay program.

A Community Connection could be an entire family, or it could be an individual. Furthermore, a community connection can be from all cultures and backgrounds to show the diversity of the United States. 

Learn more as a Student 

Learn more as a Community Connection