Students, International

A-HOPE Foundation

Address P.O. Box 8486
Bloomington, IN 47404

A-HOPE Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2004. Our Mission is to provide deserving student athletes a seamless process of obtaining a student visa, transportation to the United States, making sure they are acclimated to their new environment and providing them with an opportunity to receive an outstanding education.

(Note: This organization can be contacted via an email form on their website.)


Bloomington Worldwide Friendship, Inc.

Contact Harriet Kulis (Co-president)
Phone 824-5308
Email harriet [dot] kulis [at] bloomingtonworldwidefriendship [dot] org
Description BWF promotes understanding and friendship between international students and residents of Monroe County. This all volunteer, non-profit organization matches international students studying at Indiana University with individuals and families in the community. Students do not live with assigned hosts, but hosts commit to meeting their students a minimum of three times during each semester of the academic school year. They help international students learn about their new community through shared activities like holiday meals, hikes in state parks, visits to Bloomington's farmers' market and IU sports and musical events. The cross-cultural experience creates many long term friendships.
Additional Contact Hiromi Sumiyoshi (Co-president)
Phone 336-264-0793
Email hiromi [dot] sumiyoshi [at] bloomingtonworldwidefriendship [dot] org
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