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2023 International Citizen of the Year

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be honored this October!

The International Citizen of the Year (ICY) award honors work that has achieved global impact and elevated Indiana on the world stage. This year's award event will take place in October 2023.


Home of the Indianapolis 500, the most-attended single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an internationally-known hub for multiple racing events. 

Sponsorships for the event are available and include a table at the event as well as additional year-long benefits. To learn more, click the link below!

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Global Impression Award

Nominate an emerging global leader!

Do you know an up-and-coming Hoosier leader who is making a big global impact? We want to honor their contribution to the international community in Indiana with our Global Impression Award!


Nominate a friend or colleague for this award by visiting The International Center's website and completing the online form by Friday, June 30.

Learn more & submit a nomination

Welcome, Samantha!

Samantha Gutierrez has joined The Center as its new Development & Engagement Manager.


Samantha will manage the strategy and execution of fund development and donor engagement activities for The Center. Most recently, Samantha worked for the Johnson County Public Library as the Outreach & Development Coordinator.

Welcome, Samantha!

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Internship Program

Meet the ten students interning at The Center this summer!

The International Center proudly offers internships every spring, summer, and fall. Internship positions are designed to give both undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to connect with local and international leaders, experience working collaboratively in a professional environment, and learn about international relations and non-profit management.


  • Joe Berti: Relocation Services | Indiana University '24 | International Business & Political Science
  • Angel deUzeta: Business Development | Indiana University '25 | International Business & Supply Chain Management
  • Cassie Ge: Operations & Finance | University of Indianapolis '23 | MBA in Finance & Applied Data Analytics
  • Lily Hofmeister: Protocol | Butler University ‘24 | International Studies
  • Kat Lin: Communications & Engagement| Purdue University '25 | Global Studies & Political Science
  • Zina Ma: Database Management | DePauw '19 | Mathematics & Psychology
  • Celia Parker-Fetterman: IVLP | Indiana University ’25 | International Studies
  • Ally Rose: Events & Development | Marian University ’25 | English
  • Lexi Tuttle: Nonprofit Management | Xavier University ‘24 | International Relations
  • Peter Wang: Operations & Finance | Indiana University ’24 | Economic Consulting, International Studies & Public Policy Analysis

Back row (left to right): Cassie Ge, Ally Rose, Peter Wang, Celia Parker-Fetterman, Lexi Tuttle, Lily Hofmeister, Kat Lin

Front row (left to right): Joe Berti, Angel deUzeta

Upcoming International Events

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National Taiwan University of Arts: Enchanting Dance and Music Show

June 7

7 p.m.

The Palladium

1 Carter Green

Carmel, IN

Holy Rosary Catholic Church Italian Street Festival

June 9 & 10

5 - 11 p.m.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

520 Stevens Street

Indianapolis, IN

Fort Wayne Greek Festival

June 22-25

11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Headwaters Park

333 South Clinton Street

Fort Wayne, IN

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