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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 intensive in-person, online, and overseas programs that help 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:
The grant extension for the Language Training Center, which is supported by the HLS Language Workshop, will allow for the addition of new language instructors and training technologies for its relationship with the US Army's 1st Special Forces Command. The extension brings the total grant award to $2.23M.
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)
The workshop's 2020 class is a talented cohort following in the footsteps of more than 15,000 alumni, who include truth tellers, diplomats, policy makers, and scholars. Language Workshop veterans include:
500students in class of 2020
380schools, agencies, and businesses represented
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
"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.Learn how to apply
Interested in growing your language fluency? The 2021 application window opens on September 1.