Living in Indianapolis

We will help you thrive here

When you move to a new place—especially a new country—there is a lot to learn. You will have opportunities to explore and grow.

The Office of International Affairs (also called OIA) is here to help you. We will give you information and direct you to resources so you can become comfortable with student life at IUI and prepare for success.

Start with these pages, and contact us to ask questions.

Life in Indianapolis Is Always Exciting

IUI is in downtown Indianapolis, the capital and largest city in the state of Indiana. From our campus, you can walk to great restaurants and shopping, world-class performances, professional sporting events, and much more.

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Start Your Housing Search Early

Housing should be one of your top priorities when you get accepted to IUI or decide to work here. You have many options. Students’ options include on-campus housing such as our globally themed International House.

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Many museums are along Indy's downtown canal waterway, which is right next to IUI.

Indy is home to one of the world's largest and best Children's Museums.

The Indianapolis 500 motor race is the largest single-day sporting event in the world.

Indianapolis is the capital city of the State of Indiana

White River State Park is walking distance from campus and hosts many free concerts and performances.

IUI mascots, Jaws and Jinx, at the Indianapolis Superbowl held downtown.