For an Idaho school, ISU is semi-diverse. There are a lot of home-grown Idaho kids, a large LDS student community, and not a lot of variety. But that is not to say it is not there. The international students contribute to diversity on campus with their many events. The African Students Association holds "African Night" annually, with food, entertainment, and games straight from African culture.
International students are continuously pouring into the University, and it changes the view of the school as well as the students, making them more culturally educated. There is a large number of nontraditional students at ISU. The average age of an ISU student is much higher than many universities. It definitely gives a different feel to the University when parents come to class with their children, coloring books, crayons, and Cheerios in tow. This also makes the Early Learning Center (ELC) a larger part of the University. Many parents take advantage of the on-campus facility so they can visit their kids in between classes and be nearby in case of an emergency. Having older students around definitely gives students a different perspective on school and their future.