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Office of International Student Services

IU Kokomo: Your Home Away from Home 

With a degree from Indiana University Kokomo, we believe that no matter where you’re from or where you’ll go, your future is limitless. With opportunities to make new friends in student organizations, participate in abundant campus activities, work one-on-one with faculty, take trips throughout Indiana and around the world, and conduct your own research, there’s a place just for you here on our vibrant and dynamic campus. 

We are home to thousands of students and we currently work with over 50 international students; we’d love for you to become a part of our community. To help with costs, international students are eligible to receive the Academic and Cultural Scholarship which will be applied to the first semester of study and is renewable each semester as long as requirements are met.

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I think IU Kokomo is a great place to be an international student. It is a community of people who care and love. The services, such as tutoring, math labs, the English as a second language writing center, are marvelous. They increase my chances of being successful in my classes. Studying in the U.S. gives me the chance to earn a degree that is recognized around the world.

Timmy Soyoola, Current Biology Student

We make admissions decisions any time of the year and we usually have a decision within three weeks of receiving your completed application. For information about becoming a Cougar, the Office of International Student Services at Indiana University Kokomo is here to walk you through the steps, from admission to graduation. We can help you learn how to apply and help you make sure you’ve got everything you need to become a student. We also offer information on:

 If you have more questions, you can browse through our frequently asked questions or reach out and connect with us. We’d love to hear from you and we’ll do everything we can to help you become a familiar face here on campus.

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A Community Where You Belong

IU Kokomo's largest, most diverse class
The incoming freshman class at Indiana University Kokomo is the largest, most ethnically diverse, and academically talented in its 72-year history. One week into the fall semester, 605 first-year students are enrolled, for a nearly 20 percent increase over fall 2016. About 94 percent are aged 19 or younger, up about 5 percent. In addition to the 605 first-time students, the campus also gained 275 transfer students, for a total new student count of 880, up 10.7 percent and a campus record.
Research opportunities give student confidence
When planning her path to graduate school, Shantel Gaillard intentionally chose the track that did not involve research. “I had an inaccurate idea of what research was, and I thought I couldn’t do it,” she said, “I’m not good in math, and I was afraid of statistics.” Less than a year later, with encouragement from Rosalyn Davis, clinical assistant professor of psychology, Gaillard presented research at the American Psychology Association’s international conference in Denver — and also earned an A in her statistics class.
Faculty earn prestigious grants for research
New technology for art students, and a research project studying self-compassion and body pride share in more than $130,000 in grants from the Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council (WPLC), the Well House Society and the IU Foundation. IU Kokomo’s Division of Allied Health Sciences and New Media, Art and Technology (NMAT) program were among 16 programs, representing seven IU campus, receiving funding.
Student prepares herbal remedies in internship
For most nurses, medications for their patients are quickly available through a pharmacy or medication cart. But when your patients live in the African bush, the work may involve hours of picking leaves and digging roots, drying them out, and pounding them into powder with a wooden mortar and pestle, gaining a backache in the process.
Last updated: 09/27/2018