Office of International Education

Global Mastodons

Mastodons Stomp Around the World


Are you interested in being a GlobalMastodon?  Let us know!  Get experience working in an international office, volunteer at events, add leadership program to your resume, and get a free t-shirt

Requirements: 2 -3 events per semester such as study abroad information tables, class presentations, or volunteering at the Study Abroad Fair

Read posts by Mastodons Abroad:

James D. Schwartz - Australia Spring 2014  and Austria Fall 2015           
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Toye Berger with Culinary Tour of Tuscany 2015

Contact recent Study Abroad returnees

Rosie Macqueen

  Rosie Macqueen, ISEP ambassador

Study abroad program: 

ISEP Direct - University of Tartu in Estonia - Baltic Sea Region Studies Program

Major: History


ShelbyShelby Bates in England Mansfield

Study Abroad Program:
Academic year at University of Kent, United Kingdom

Semester at Anyang University, South Korea

Major: Organizational Leadership



 Aman Banwait

   Aman Banwait

   Study Abroad Program:
   BIP Summer at Seoul Women's University, South Korea

    Major: Nursing


All of the students in this list have participated in a program and have given their consent to being contacted by students who are interested in hearing about their experiences.

Curious to learn what studying abroad is like for Honors Program at IPFW students? Have a peek at their blogs! Take your pick:

Allison in Tarragona, Spain
Brandon in Seville, Spain
Andrew in Argentina

Sara in France  

#DonAbroad in the news

IPFW Student Receives Gilman Award from U.S. State Department

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Austin Mann, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering technology at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, is one of 14 Indiana students selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program supports students who want to study or intern abroad.

Congrats to IPFW Study Abroad Alumnus Justin McAfee

Justin was recently offered a job teaching English in Japan.  He credits the IPFW Summer in Miyazaki Japan as one thing that helped.

Office of International Education Offers New Study Abroad Program

Flags The Office of International Education has announced a new Study Abroad program opportunity for IPFW students. The university is now a member of International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), an international network of more than 340 universities in over 50 countries.
      IPFW students now have access to more than 150 international sites for semester, summer, and year-long programs of study. Students will only pay IPFW tuition, meals, housing, airfare, and a small program fee.  Read the story

 Host Families Needed for International Students 

International Students ELS Language Centers, located on the IPFW campus, is looking for families to host international students attending ELS. In order to offset costs for food and utilities, a generous stipend is offered per student/per month.

      For more information, contact Jamie Sandy, international student advisor, at 481-0350 or Read the story

Students Get First-Hand Experience in International Marketing

DSB Casablanca trip
Marketing research survey in Casablanca
For a group of IPFW business students, sun and sand were part of their spring break landscape, but business was definitely on their minds. Fifteen students in the D490 Special Study in International Business class and three faculty members spent 13 days on a study tour of Morocco. Read the story 
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