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Culture Exchange - Saudi Arbia

Contributed by: Huda Al Herz
Published: Monday, 27 February 2017 10:00 AM

Each week the Rinker Center for International Programs (RCIP) holds a presentation in the Pittenger Student Center (Yuhas Room) highlighting different countries by offering natives a chance to share an insider's look into their country and culture.

Each presentation is accompanied by internationally-themed food served from 11 a.m. - 1:30 the Tally Food Court

Want to learn about another culture or meet new international friends? Attend our culture exchange program.

Welcome to Culture Exchange day as the Rinker Center for International Programs introduces Saudi Arabia.

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Study Abroad in Myanmar

Contributed by: Kenneth Holland
Published: Monday, 27 February 2017 5:00 AM

POLS 281 (3 credits) and POLS 293 (3 credits): A Unique Study Abroad Opportunity

Be one of the first Americans to study in Myanmar (also known as Burma). Dr. Kenneth Holland offers POLS 281 and 293 in Myanmar. The trip runs from May 15 to June 4, 2017.

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Opportunity to Host an African Student

Contributed by: Hanna DelaGardelle
Published: Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:00 AM

Ball State University's Center for International Development (CID) has been selected for the fourth consecutive year to host the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP), a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. We are seeking families and individuals to serve as homestay hosts from April 12 - 25, 2017. The 25 students and three adult mentors are from Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. If you are interested in being a host family, please contact Hanna DelaGardelle at or 765-285-2685 for details.

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Seeking Host Families for International H.S. Students

Contributed by: Brandy Reichle
Published: Tuesday, 14 February 2017 8:30 AM

The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities continues to grow its international student program. This fall, we will welcome 10 new high school juniors from all over the world who will need host families for the 2017-2018 academic year.

To become a Host Family for next school year, complete your application at Once the application process is complete, host families may view detailed student stories, see pictures, and read teacher and parent letters, before being matched.  This opportunity is especially convenient for families living nearby or those already commuting to Ball State or the surrounding area since we are located on-campus, near the Student Center and Burris Laboratory School.

Host families:
  • Come in all shapes and sizes: Non-Academy families, younger/same age/older children, empty-nesters, college-age or adult children, no children, singles, etc.
  • Host a student in their home throughout the academic year (August 2017-May 2018)
  • Provide food and transportation to/from school (students pay for their own extracurricular activities, clothing, healthcare, etc.)
  • Treat the student as their own child (rules, love and support, guidance, etc.)
  • Do not need any previous hosting experience! Anyone interested in becoming a host family is encouraged to apply.
If interested, contact Brandy Reichle at or (765)285-8130 for more details. Also, please kindly share this information with others who might be interested in this unique cultural opportunity.

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