Language instruction

IU offers instruction in more languages of the region than does any other university. Between our top-ranked Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures, our unique Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the Institute for European Studies, and the Department of Germanic Studies, you can choose from at least fourteen area languages.

IU is the only university in the United States at which students can earn a master’s degree focusing not only on Czech, Polish, Russian and South Slavic Area Studies, but also less commonly taught regions like the Baltics, the Caucasus, Hungary and Romania.

IU’s summer Language Workshop, the largest in the world, gives you an opportunity to add proficiency in a second area language.

IU offers advanced levels of instruction in more languages than any other university. This includes sixth-year Russian and a third year of most East European languages.

We offer content courses in the languages of the area and specialized language courses in areas such as politics, business, and environmental science.

Cost considerations

IU students receive high quality instruction at very reasonable prices. Our tuition rates are far lower than private institutions and lower than other state institutions with programs in Russian and East European area studies. For current rates, please refer to the Office of the Bursar’s Rates and Policies page.

  • Many fellowships and assistantships support students at IU each year.
  • The summer Language Workshop offers in-state tuition rates to all students, whether they are from Indiana or not.
  • The cost of living in Bloomington is lower than in most other U.S. cities.
  • The combination of low tuition and low cost of living adds up to an unmatched bargain for academic training at a top-ranked program like REEI.

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