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International Affairs employee helping a student

Get Engaged with the International Affairs Office

Purdue University Calumet is home to more than 700 international students representing over 40 countries around the world. By studying here, these students gain the distinguished Purdue degree and education, an opportunity to master their English skills and experience American culture, and the ability to build professional networks before returning to their home countries. Likewise, international students provide widespread cultural, academic, economic, and diplomatic benefits here in the United States, too.

International Programs, a division of the International Affairs Office at Purdue University Calumet, welcomes Purdue University Calumet alumni to get involved with the Going Global initiative, which offers a variety of cultural, educational, service, and social activities on campus and in the community.

Alumni can participate by befriending an international student through our Global Exchange Friendship Program, sharing your own global experiences at one of our World on Wednesday (WOW) sessions, or simply joining us for coffee, cultural exchange, and networking at the International Coffee Corner.

For information about the Going Global initiative, visit or email the international programs coordinator, Brooke Hewson, at

Images from the Purdue University Calumet Community

A. The Dowling family attended the groundbreaking for the long anticipated, multi-sport Dowling Park athletics complex on December 9, 2013.

The Dowling Family

B. Future Peregrine Kamden Brown strikes a pose.

Kamden Brown

C. Alumni athletes Rod Weingart (BS ’74, MS ’81), Jack Waters (BS ’78), Rick Volbrecht (BS ’71, MS ’77), Tom Mavronicles (BS ’72, MS ’73), Bob Markovich (AS ’73, BS ’73, BS ’75), Rick Hochman (AAS ’70, BS ’72), and Sue Hochman (BA ’71) are honored during halftime by athletics director, Rick Costello.
Alumni Athletes

D, E, F. The Purdue University Calumet community celebrated the founding of the university during the February 25 Founder’s Day celebrations. (Photos by Karen Holland).
Founders Day Parade Float Student holding a sign that reads "It's called housing, but it's a home." Student holding a Peregrine Hall pennant

G, H. For the first time in decades, Purdue University Calumet transformed the Hammond Civic Center for the December 17, 2013 commencement ceremonies. (Photos by Robert Rescot).
Graduate in cap and gown Graduate giving another graduate bunny ears

I.The College of Business hosted the Future Leaders Scholarship alumni awards dinner onMarch 26. Award recipients: Darrell Jaggers, Shantel Sams (BS ’09), Keith Blue (MBA ’12), and Dr. Janet Seabrook (MBA ‘05). Photo by James C. Svehla, [Opens in New Window]
Future Leaders Scholarship Award Recipients