The IU2U program began in the summer of 2014 as a collaborative effort between the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Office of International Services. The mission of the program is to connect new international students with current IU students, faculty, and staff in order to learn about strategies for success, build confidence, and develop social support before ever arriving on campus. Since the program first began, it has offered workshops in five different countries and met with hundreds of incoming international freshmen.
The IU2U program is currently hosting virtual workshops for Summer 2022 with the goal of resuming in-person workshops next summer. These virtual workshops are mainly led by our IU2U student leaders and are designed to help new undergraduate students learn more about life at IU from the student perspective. Helpful resources are shared and unique opportunities are made available to those who attend.
It's important to point out that all new international students must complete their required New Student Orientation (NSO) hosted by the Office of First Year Experience Programs regardless of whether or not they attend an IU2U workshop.