Foreign Language Studies

Language Explorers Scholarship

Incoming, first-year students for Fall 2024 are eligible to be considered for a scholarship to study a less commonly taught language at the Hamilton Lugar School. Scholarship amounts vary and are renewable. Eligible languages are listed below. Questions may be directed to

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Language Flagships

Master a critical language

Indiana University supports a nation-leading three US government Language Flagship programs, which provide instruction in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), and Russian. These programs only for undergraduate students.

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Language Workshop

Learn through immersion

The Language Workshop is the most diverse program of its kind, offering eight weeks of intensive study in languages from Bosnian to Russian to Ukranian.

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Communicate with the world

All Hamilton Lugar School majors are required to take at least four semesters of language study. Here is a sampling of the more than 80 languages taught at Indiana University (divided by region):

  • Akan/Twi
  • Bamana
  • Swahili/Kiswahili
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu/IsiZulu

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Korean

  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Ukrainian

  • Azerbaijani
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • Hungarian
  • Kazakh
  • Kurdish
  • Kyrgyz
  • Mongolian
  • Persian
  • Tibetan
  • Turkish
  • Uighur
  • Uzbek

  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Sanskrit
  • Urdu

  • Haitian Creole
  • Quechua
  • Yucatec Maya

  • Arabic
  • Egyptian–Middle (Hieroglyphic)
  • Hebrew (Biblical and Modern)

  • Burmese
  • Indonesian
  • Tagalog
  • Thai

  • Dutch
  • Greek (Classical and Modern)
  • Latin (Classical)
  • Norwegian
  • Yiddish

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