Explore a world of language

Languages are the windows from which we look at the world. They help us foster regional and cultural understanding and allow us to the build the bridges necessary to address global challenges.

The Hamiton Lugar School's Language Workshop offers an intensive online program that helps you make rapid and lasting progress through work with instructors from some of the best and most innovative language training programs in the world. You will also go beyond the classroom to engage with language and culture through a range of activities, including conversation tables, networking events, and alumni presentations. And don't worry. No matter your level, you will:

  • Earn one year of coursework in 2 months
  • Benefit from in-state tuition
  • Have options for funding (all languages)

Language Training Center at IU to train Department of Defense personnel

The Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies has announced a $970,000 grant to establish a Language Training Center program, , which is administered by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office. IU’s program, which will support members of the Indiana National Guard and U.S. Special Operations Forces, will be housed in the Hamilton Lugar School’s Language Workshop, which has offered continuous intensive critical language instruction for 70 years.

The most important thing that a language does for you is provide you access to a whole new worldview: a different way of doing things, different philosophies, beliefs, and ways of communicating.

Connor Leach (Turkish, 2013; Russian, 2014)

500students in class of 2020

380schools, agencies, and businesses represented

22languages studied

It was life changing because knowing Russian opened up possibilities I wouldn't have had otherwise, and I've used Russian throughout my career... I can tell you that you are fortunate to be at Indiana University.

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, former US Ambassador to Ukraine and Language Workshop alumna

A national leader in Foreign Language & Area Studies fellowships

"FLAS has helped me to connect with Russian archivists, historians and activists, and gain an understanding of their work to preserve their history for future generations."

Nicholas Ingersoll, Indiana University PhD student

The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies provides more FLAS fellowships than any other school in the country.

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Interested in growing your language fluency? The 2021 application window opens on September 1.

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