Our Exchange Student Experiences in Bloomington

“My overseas experience at IU was amazing! I enjoyed the campus life and the opportunity to spend time with Americans and international students from all over the world. I joined a student organization called RSO (Retail Studies Organization) and went on a field trip to Chicago where I visited the Burberry, Felt and Rag & Bone stores. My experience in Bloomington enriched me as a person and made me enthusiastic about studying abroad.” 

Isabel Pizzi
(UNIBO exchange student at IU in Fall 2016)


“Small towns can have a great impact. Attending IU, even for just one semester, was one of the best experiences of my life. I loved everything about it. I made great friends and created bonds that will last forever. I was involved in many extracurricular activities, such as Cafezinho on Fridays. (The Portuguese department organized these events to give students opportunities to learn more about the culture of Portuguese-speaking countries). After speaking with the Italian department I was able to put my name on the tutor list, and I got to help out students with their Italian skills. What I enjoyed the most was the energy on campus. There was always something to do and never a dull moment!”

Francesca Grixoni 
(UNIBO exchange student at IU in Fall 2016)