Central Eurasian Studies

Choose your path of study

Central Eurasian track

Your coursework will cover a broad spectrum of topics pertaining to your area of focus, including history, culture, and more. You’ll also complete at least two years of Central Eurasian language classes.

Language and Civilization track

Focus on the Central Eurasian language or languages you choose to pursue and take a cross-section of classes addressing your region’s culture.

Take advantage of one-of-a-kind resources

Indiana University is home to the nation’s only National Foreign Language Resource Center devoted to the languages of Central Eurasia. The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region provides you with unique research and learning opportunities. It also makes it possible to explore a variety of rarely taught languages, including Azerbaijani, Dari, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Pashto, Tajiki, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek.

You also have access to unique funding opportunities, study abroad programs, and learning resources offered by the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center and the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies.

Study in the heart of Central Eurasia

When you major in Central Eurasian Studies, you get access to unique study abroad opportunities in Budapest, Istanbul, and Mongolia. You can also combine your foreign study experience with an internship in China.

Take the first step toward a degree in Central Eurasian Studies