The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University is one of the largest international affairs schools in the country and a leader in the study of the languages, cultures, and perspectives shaping our world.

For us, the goal is simple: educating principled and nonpartisan leaders—something the world needs more than ever. Like our namesakes, Rep. Lee H. Hamilton and Sen. Richard G. Lugar, the Hamilton Lugar School community knows the importance of global engagement and the value of celebrating differences and seeking shared understanding.

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We study policy, cultures, languages & leadership

From the first day of classes, you are immersed in a diverse, welcoming community at the hub of Indiana University’s intellectual and cultural life. You will go from lecture halls to concert halls to attending our conference on America’s Role in the World.

You will study with diplomats, attend lectures by prime ministers, and debate climate accords with classmates—in one of more than 80 languages. And when the time comes for you to walk across the stage and turn the tassel, you will be a global citizen ready to take on the world.

We embrace the challenge

“The world has always been of interest to me. Whether that was excelling in my Spanish classes and diving into Latin American cultures, learning about the colonial French roots of my parents’ home country of Guinea, or researching my religion and how the Arabian Peninsula influenced it.”

Ramatou Soumare (International Law and Institutions, class of 2022) gave the student introduction for Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s foreign policy speech at the IU Auditorium in June 2019.

#1Language Flagship programs in the US

Top 10Boren and Critical Language Scholars

Top 16Fulbright students and scholars

We train on the world stage

In 2018, Kimber Garland (International Law, East Asian Languages & Cultures, class of 2020) interned with the Department of State at the US Consulate in Guangzhou, China summer 2018. 

We are a community of scholars, practitioners, leaders & learners

Language Flagship Programs

The Hamilton Lugar School houses three Language Flagship programs in Arabic, Mandarin, and Turkish. Indiana University is home to the most flagship programs in the country.

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HLS Living-Learning Center

The LLC is a close-knit residential community for globally minded students who take part in a tailored program of activities that bridge the classroom with the world.

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Financial aid

School-, university-, and government-funded financial aid is available for tuition, Scholarships funded by the school, university, and government are available for tuition, internships, and study abroad.

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There is an unending flow of talented people—an endless line of splendor—coming from this school, well prepared and eager to meet the formidable challenges of the day.

Rep. Lee Hamilton

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