Indiana University broke ground Wednesday on the new 40,000-square-foot Ferguson International Center, which the university says will serve as the hub of international engagement.
It’s funded in part by a $5 million gift from IU alumni Steve and Connie Ferguson.
The center will house programming and support services for students who have studied or are interested in studying abroad, as well as the university’s large international student population.
“It will bring together the IU staff members from various locations across the Bloomington campus who do an outstanding job of supporting these communities, as well as other staff members who support additional aspects of IU’s international engagement mission,” said IU President Michael McRobbie.
The facility will be located near IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Herman B. Wells Library and Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center.
IU says it has more than 7,600 students from 147 countries enrolled across all IU campuses.