About HLS

Students who see things as they are . . .

This is an exciting time to be at the Hamilton Lugar School at Indiana University Bloomington.

Whatever your goals—government, business, law, the nonprofit sector—there is no better place to pursue a global career than HLS.

. . . and are ready to make them better.

At HLS, we encourage our students to ask big questions and tackle global issues. We are a school of 800 students at a Big Ten research university. At our school, you will get the best of both a liberal arts education and professional training.

Our students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to be globally ready for a world in which all careers are global.

So, if you’re ready to change the world . . .

At HLS, you’ll acquire the global perspectives and regional expertise that will ready you to shape the world as a global professional.

. . . we’re ready to show you how.

Our 100 faculty members are a mix of outstanding research scholars, prominent foreign policy experts, and former government officials like Representative Lee H. Hamilton, who co-chaired the 9/11 Commission. Their expertise runs the gamut from human rights to global trade, from climate change to war and peace. They cover every continent—including Antarctica.

And at HLS we teach some 68 languages—that’s more than any other American university—from Arabic to Mandarin Chinese and Pasto to Zulu.

And if you're ready to explore the world . . .

At HLS, we teach not only language fluency, but global fluency. Established in 2012, our school promotes an understanding of contemporary and global issues, informed by a deep knowledge of history, culture, and languages.

Our school is making one of the nation’s largest investments in global studies. We’ve recently added 25 new faculty members. And in 2015, the U.S. Secretary of State inaugurated our magnificent LEED-certified building.

. . . we’re ready to chart your journey.

At HLS, we encourage 100 percent of our students to study abroad before they graduate. In fact, if you’re an International Studies major, we require it. And we offer more than 300 overseas programs, plus scholarships and financial support, so our programs are accessible to all. So, come with your passport ready.

If you’re ready to start your career . . .

There’s simply no better place to become globally ready. 

That’s why LinkedIn has named Bloomington one of the top cities for launching an international career.

At HLS, you’ll have access to a full range of pre-professional training and internship programs, including career and internship fairs and specially tailored career courses. You can earn a Global Service and Peace Corps Prep certificate, for example, or take Diplomacy Lab courses that allow you to submit your problem-solving ideas to the U.S. State Department while you’re still in school.

. . . we’re ready to place you.

Our Career Services team offers priceless, unparalleled coaching and placement. Their innovative approach helps you customize your search strategy to land the jobs and internships that will launch your career as a global professional.

So, if you’re ready to join us . . .

We are CEOs, four-star generals, legislators, educators, journalists, scholars, entrepreneurs and more.

. . . we’re ready to welcome you.

Talk to our recruitment team, visit our campus, come to an information session. Our student ambassadors are ready to give you a tour and talk to you about their experiences.