The Institute of International Education reports that Purdueʼs international student population ranks among highest in the States. Purdue International Students and Scholars also released that a total of 7934 students from abroad, representing 123 countries, claim Purdue University as their home this fall semester.
By showing the word “home” in different languages, this model communicates the native languages of Purdue students. The eleven most prevalent languages are displayed in descending order from the most common: English, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Bahasa (Indonesia), Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Urdu (Pakistan), Thai, German. Although the word “home” looks different in every language, its meaning and nostalgic sentiment are universal. By bringing different “homes” to Purdue, many cultures and global experiences merge and root here, becoming the strength of Boilermakers.