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International Studies

IU Bloomington’s international opportunities prepare students to participate in—and lead—an increasingly interconnected world.

Our global focus manifests itself in several ways: our numerous internationally oriented academic programs, our popular overseas study programs, faculty who are experts on other cultures and global issues, students and scholars who come here from more than 125 countries—even the diverse and delicious cuisine on Fourth Street.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Students can earn majors, minors, and certificates with an international focus from many of IU’s schools and departments. The following programs, however, bring together multiple disciplines as part of a specific undergraduate degree.

Area Studies Centers and Programs

Foreign Language Study

IU offers courses in more than 70 foreign languages, including some that aren’t taught at any other American university through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Graduate Degree Programs

Residential Programs

Overseas Study

You can spend a summer, semester, or full year living in and studying another country—for academic credit—through one of IU’s 80-plus overseas programs. More than 1,800 IU Bloomington students in a variety of majors study abroad each year, making us one of the top 20 research universities in the nation for overseas study.

Overseas Study
List of programs, applications, and financial information
International Experiences Program
Hutton Honors College grants for foreign studies and service

Research Centers and Institutes

Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs

Honors Program in Foreign Languages for High School Students
Summer programs in France, Germany, Spain, and Mexico
Russian and East European Institute
K-12 teacher outreach

More Resources

Center for the Study of Global Change
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for graduate students
Islamic Studies Program
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for the study of Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Kurdish, Urdu, Pashto, Dari, and Bengali
Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
Includes information about grants, fellowships, and exchange programs, typically for graduate students
Register of International Affiliations
A comprehensive list of linkages between IU and partner institutions
Russian and East European Institute
Funding for Slavic, East European, and Central Asian language study

Campus Info

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