Few parts of the world have experienced political, economic, and social change faster than East Asia. The rapid globalization of this dynamic region—and its sociopolitical and economic ties to the United States—have driven interest in the languages, cultures, and histories of China, Japan, and South Korea—particularly among undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in government, business, journalism, and academia.
The Hamilton Lugar School's Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures at Indiana University is the preeminent program for the study of this rich and diverse region, with courses and expertise ranging from contemporary politics and religion to literature and ancient philosophy.
The Hamilton Lugar School supports a Language Flagship in Chinese—an innovative program that helps undergraduate students achieve professional-level proficiency alongside the major of their choice. As a flagship student, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the language as an undergraduate and then spend a fifth year in China deepening your linguistic and cultural expertise.
Our partner centers and programs offer additional support for research, advanced study, and outreach concerning East Asia.