Welcome to Global Indiana: A Consortium for International Exchange! For the past seven years this organization has provided international study and travel opportunities to school administrators and teachers of public, private, and charter schools. From a cadre of educators who traveled to China together in 2006 came an incorporated, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit entity with more than 350 members and supporters. Our vision is as follows: To strengthen the relationships between Indiana and other world cultures through an exchange of people, ideas, and resources. To fulfill this mission, GI creates school-to-school partnerships in other countries. Global Indiana has organized ten trips to China and one to Germany. We continue to work with both government and private connections in Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey, Liberia, and other countries with the goal of creating partners in those places as well.
The board of Global Indiana invites you to explore our website to learn about our programs, both existing and planned. If you are an educator and are interested in international study and travel, please contact our office. Our executive director, Phil Boley, is available any time on his cell phone. 317-370-5767.
Ecuador Itinerary Released
Global Indiana is proud to provide details for its first key leader trip to Ecuador. Wave I to Ecuador will travel from September 21—28, and offers extensions to Machu Picchu and/or the Galapagos.
April Trip to China Postponed
Wave XI to China, originally scheduled for April, has been postponed till October. The dates happen to coincide with the two-week fall break Indianapolis area schools on the balanced calendar enjoy. Click here for the itinerary.
chinese educators visit indianapolis
A recent visit by the principals of their sister schools resulted in great press for Global Indiana members Valley Mills Elementary School in Indianapolis and Julia Test Intermediate School in Richmond.
Global Indiana Membership Application Now available
The Global Indiana Membership Application is now available online!
School partnership application now available
Are you a school interested in partnering with Global Indiana? The School Partnership Application is now available online!
"The importance of international exchanges in today's global marketplace of ideas and business cannot be understated. Having the opportunity to live and study in another country, or hosting someone from another country, has the profound effect of reminding us that America is not the only country out there."