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International Programs
Enriching cross-cultural experiences across the campus to shape the future of our world.

International Programs

Every year, courageous international students and scholars embark on a transformative journey at the University of Idaho. As a second home for individuals from more than 60 nations, U of I fosters a rich and diverse community. 

During Vandal Giving Day, we invite you to support two special funds that foster stronger ties with our hard-working international student body and global neighbors. 

International Programs' Cruise the World 

For this annual event, our students transform the International Ballroom and Vandal Ballroom into a vibrant global villageshowcasing food, performances, and activities from about 20 countries. Attendees enjoy a culinary and cultural adventure with diverse performances, making Cruise the World a standout, immersive global experience for our local community. Your gift will ensure this one-of-a-kind event continues to build relationships and expand cultural understanding.  

Thank You for Making a Difference 

We deeply appreciate your generous support of International Programs at U of I!    

Hasan's Story

My name is Hasan Duha Ikiz. I am from Malatya, Turkey. I started my U of I journey in 2018 as an architecture major. I had a wonderful first two years and engaged with many international students. I really enjoyed the small community advantages of living in Moscow. 

During the pandemic, I had an unexpected financial struggle. My parents suggested that I return to Turkey. I chose to stay and finish my education even though I didn't have any financial stability. That was when I reached out to IPO, and they were so helpful and found many opportunities for me to continue my education. 

I fought to finish my undergraduate education with the goal of having top- tier architecture projects. I won several awards for my designs and was able to succeed in both my financial stability and my education. 

When I began my Master of Architecture degree, I got the opportunity to build a house with my fellow students. With five graduate students and a faculty member, we designed and built the second Affordable Housing Project in Moscow, Idaho. 

Now I am finishing my graduate architecture project. My thesis is about creating an earthquake resilient architecture in Turkey. I’m grateful for the support I received from the caring people in the International Programs Office, who helped me achieve my goals. Go Vandals! 

International Program Match
We did it! Thank you to Dana Brolley and our generous supporters! Go Vandals!
Early Bird Challenge
Thank you to Kaitlin, Alex, Payton & LeAnn for being our early bird donors!
University of Idaho Foundation $30,000 Challenge
We did it! Thank you, U of I Foundation and outstanding supporters!
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Overnighter Challenge
We had a tie! The funds below will get the boost from the U I Foundation. CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment $500 Kootenai County 4-H $250 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) $250
Rank Prize Overnighter Program Challenge Gifts
1 $500 CAMP: Si Se Puede Endowment 16
2 $500 Kootenai County 4-H 9
3 Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) 9
4 National Model UN - Martin Institute 7
5 Department of Agricultural Education, Leadership & Communications 5
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