Dennis J. Sullivan is Assistant Director of International Admissions at IUPUI. Connect directly with Dennis on LinkedIn
“Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is a combination of two prestigious universities (Indiana University and Purdue University) on one impressive campus in downtown Indianapolis, USA. A student’s choice of major will determine if they receive a degree from Indiana University, Purdue University, or possibly, one from each if a student studies a double major.
IUPUI is home to almost 30,000 students from 142 countries and offers over 350 academic programs across 17 different schools. $1,000,000 in scholarships are offered to international undergraduate students annually. IUPUI now admits and enrols students from international schools every year. The university’s admissions office works closely with international school students, their families, and international school college counsellors to complete the application process, answer questions, and help students, where appropriate, to obtain scholarships and acceptance letters.
Why is the international schools market important to IUPUI?
International schools do an exemplary job of preparing their students for success at the university level. We see those students become active leaders of our campus community, both in and out of the classroom. The students are generally well-rounded, globally-minded, and have the confidence to achieve success even though they may be far from home.
We even see many of them join in our Honors Program for high achieving students, granting them access to additional resources and scholarship opportunities at IUPUI.
Why is ISC Research and the Outreach data portal so valuable for you and your international team?
We’ve been working with ISC Outreach for many years. The up-to-date school information and market data have helped us identify trends within the sector and alerted us to potential new possibilities for student recruitment.
The pandemic has caused change and uncertainty, but the webinars and reports from ISC Research have been a helpful solution to understanding the changing dynamics, challenging circumstances, and even successes occurring at international schools worldwide. Since we are unable to be on the ground in every country we work with, ISC Research helps us fill a knowledge gap, which in turn allows our office to advocate for the needs of current and prospective international students when situations arise.
The ISC Research team are approachable and professional individuals who go above and beyond to help answer questions about the international school market and their services. They continue to be an invaluable partner and resource.
We have found the school lists, contacts, and analysis tools on ISC Outreach extremely beneficial in identifying potential schools for our partnerships, presentations, or even visiting when travel resumes. It’s helpful having all this information in one easy-to-use database that can help us target by country, cost, language proficiency, or even area of specialization. The ability to conduct this research and locate contact information all in one convenient location is paramount to our success.”