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Category - The IU Student Perspective

Monday, December 4, 2017

Offices are so last year. Co-working spaces give entrepreneurs, freelancers, and students a space to collaborate. Without the drama of office politics and competition, entrepreneurs and students alike can go to workspaces to meet other professionals while reaping the benefits of working... Read More

Friday, March 24, 2017

Brunch is big in Btown. After a late night out downtown, there's nothing like a little hair of the dog and chicken and waffles to cure whatever ails you. If you're traveling with family and don't want to miss out on this weekend feast, there's plenty of choices perfect for even the pickiest pancake... Read More

Monday, March 13, 2017

Guest blog by Sydney Tilford, Director of Marketing for One World Enterprises Part of Bloomington’s immense charm is the plethora of diverse events the wonderful community has to offer. But none is like Little 500, a special weekend in April, rout in tradition, with a palpable energy different from... Read More

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

There are over 100 independent restaurants in Bloomington so the options for lunch are endless. We've decided to narrow down some quick and affordable eats near campus to help you decide. Laughing Planet - California style burritos, salads, and soups Nick's English Hut - Bloomington icon with pizza... Read More

Friday, August 7, 2015

This blog post is written by Katie Maibach, our summer intern from Indiana University. As the fall approaches and summer draws to an end, I will be entering my final year at IU. From my first visit to the campus one sunny spring day, I knew Bloomington would be a wonderful place to call home. As... Read More

Monday, July 27, 2015

Indiana University is a great school in so many academic fields, so grad students come from all over the country and the world. Many of you might not know that your new home city is just as fabulous as your new school. As an IU graduate alum (SPEA represent), I learned some things about making the... Read More

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Since 2010, a group of Indiana University students has produced a national Indian dance competition called Raas Royalty . This colorful, high-energy event is based on a dance form called garba/raas, commonly found in the western Indian state of Gujarat. To learn more about this exhilarating... Read More

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This is a special guest post from our fabulous intern, Steffi Wong. Here at Visit Bloomington, we only get to enjoy her presence through the end of the 2014 fall semester, and then she'll be finishing her senior year at IU and will be off to new adventures. We asked her to write a post about all the... Read More

Monday, November 5, 2012

This guest blog comes to us from Maha Elsarrag, who is currently a student at Indiana University pursuing a degree in management and event planning. She is involved with MEISA, BCEC and the IU Student Foundation on campus and is currently pursuing a career in the music industry. I've lived in... Read More

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Lotus Festival turns Bloomington into an international music and cultural experience. Located in the downtown area, you can walk to all the venues and the 15 minutes between performances is plenty of time to change venues. Some of the streets are even closed to vehicles, which makes it even... Read More