For Purdue Students

Boilermakers, this site is for you! Keep reading for information on some of the great programs, events, and opportunities that CILMAR has to offer students.

Boiler OUT Volunteer ProgramMIX students

If you are interested in meeting new people while at the same time helping the Greater Lafayette Community through volunteering your time and energy, then this is the right group for you! Check out the Boiler OUT program to get involved.

International Friendship Program (IFP)

The International Friendship Program at Purdue, known as IFP, provides the opportunity for community residents of Greater Lafayette to extend hospitality to Purdue international students and scholars and offer friendship in a meaningful way. If you are an international student, come connect with the Purdue community in the IFP

GO Purdue

Interested in exploring Indiana and surrounding states on trips with other Boilermakers? See the GO Purdue porgram for more details and check out the Calendar of Events for upcoming scheduled trips.

Intercultural CertificationMIX students at a Purdue game

If you would like to develop skills of intercultural competency, engage in fun activities with students from different cultural backgrounds, and demonstrate to future employees that you can work effectively across diversity, earning digital badges as part of the Intercultural Certification program might be for you.

Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program

Students interested in careers in global NGOs or service fields now have the opportunity to document their sector expertise, leadership skills and intercultural competence by participating in Purdue's Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program. Click here for more information.

Education Exchange

International students also have the opportunity to get involved with local teachers and community educational organizations as part of the Education Exchange Program, which connects people across cultures and offers locals a glimps of what life is like in other countries. If you are interested in participating, click here for more information.

Perspectives Events

Every week we have cultural events where Purdue students can share their perspectives and experience other perspectives. See the Perspectives Program page for more details and check out the Calendar of Events for dates and descriptions upcoming scheduled events.

Welcome EventsMIX students

If you are a new undergrad student, we strongly recommend you attend BGRI or BGR orientation events, however, all new undergrad, graduate, scholar, and exchange students are welcome to attend these free events provided by the International Programs and ISS offices. Summer and early fall events can be found in the the Calendar of Events.

One Community Grant

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with International Programs, offers grants to student organizations who want to develop a program which will provide meaningful interactions between international and domestic students. Apply today here.

Jischke Award

Each year Purdue recognizes a graduating undergraduate international student for helping to welcome and connect people of all cultures. Click here for more information about the criteria and deadlines for this award.

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