Indiana University Southeast

International Programs

Other Activities

There are a wide range of opportunities for involvement in internationally-oriented activities for students at IU Southeast. Some of these activities are on-going throughout the year, whereas others are short-term commitments. We encourage students to include participation in campus activities as an important and valuable part of the college experience.

French Club

If you are learning French or would like to maintain your French skills or learn more about the Francophone world, you should consider participating in the French Club. It is a great opportunity to explore the language and cultures where French is spoken, ranging from France to Canada to the Caribbean and Africa. For information about the French Club, contact Dr. Charles Pooser at

International Photo Contest

Each November during International Eduction Week the entries of the International Photo Contest are displayed on campus. All IU Southeast students, faculty, and staff who have taken photographs while travelling abroad are encouraged to enter up to four photos in the People or Places categories. The campus community is invited to vote on a People's Choice winner, and a professional photographer will also judge entries. Please bring in your photos and complete the Photo Contest Entry Form and review the rules.

International Student Organization

All students at IU Southeast - those with an international background, but also any internationally-interested students are invited to participate in the International Student Organization. It is a great opportunity to learn about other cultures through social interaction with people from other countries or maybe have studied or worked in another country or those who are merely interested in mutually learning about other cultures. The ISO participates each year in the International Festival and other campus events in order to inform the campus community about the international diversity on our campus. The ISO also has international movie nights, pizza parties, and international potluck/pitch-in dinners. If you are international or internationally interested, come and join the fun!

Model Arab League

For students desiring a better understanding of the Middle East and the Arab World, each spring semester IU Southeast offers a team that participates in the Model Arab League Simulation held at Miami University of Ohio. Students are assisted in guided preparation for approximately six weeks prior to the simulation, which is usually held in late February. Teams of students represent the member countries of the Arab League in advancing the agenda of that country in the organization's affairs. For information in participation, please contact Dr. Cliff Staten,

Model European Union

Depending on student interest in a given year, IU Southeast sometime sends a team to the Midwest Model European Union Simulation held each April in Indianapolis. Students are assigned a country and, with guided assistance, research and ultimately represent that country on one of the governing committees of the European Union - perhaps the European Commission, or the directorates-general, or Ecofin where ministers of finance and economics meet. It is an excellent way to gain an understanding of the most developed international organization in the world. For information about participation, contact Dr. Jean Abshire,

Model United Nations

Each year in the fall semester, a team of approximately twelve IU Southeast students participate in the Model United Nations Security Council Simulation sponsored by the Indiana Consortium for International Programs (ICIP). After weeks of guided preparation, teams of students represent the member countries of the UN Security Council in seeking solutions to some of the world's more challenging problems, such as nuclear proliferation or the Arab-Israeli Conflict. The team preparation usually begins in mid-September and the simulation is usually held in Indianapolis in mid-November. The following week, team members and other interested students assist in hosting the annual High School Model United Nations Simulation on campus at IU Southeast. For information about participation in either of these events, contact Dr. Cliff Staten,

Spanish Club

Students of Spanish and those interested in practicing, improving, or maintaining their Spanish-language skills are invited to join the Spanish Club. The club engages in a variety of social activities, including dining at some of the restaurants in the area that feature cuisine from the Spanish-speaking world. For information on how to become involved with the Spanish Club, contact Dr. Tim Ambrose at