Global & International Studies Building
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 ties to the United States—have driven interest in the languages, cultures, and histories of China, Japan, and South Korea among undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in government, business, journalism, academia, and the arts.
The Hamilton Lugar School's Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures at Indiana University is dedicated to 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.
At the graduate level, our programs are tailored to meet students' individual needs and interests, yet all combine rigorous training in East Asian languages with extensive study in their chosen disciplines.
Our partner centers and programs offer additional support for research, advanced study, and outreach concerning East Asia.
Chaewon Lee gains cultural and language immersion in East Asian Languages and Cultures program
Lee has studied abroad, presented research at an international conference, and published a peer-reviewed article with one of her professors in the top-ranked journal in Asian studies and history. Lee earned her B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures and International Studies and focused her language study in Korean and Chinese. She will soon complete her M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures.Read more