Founded in 1820 and long known for its area studies expertise, IU has more than 10 departments, programs, and centers – including three Title VI National Resource Centers and one Title VI National Foreign Language Resource Center – that are directly focused on the study of the pan-Asian region. Such area specialization is further supported through research conducted by numerous scholars across IU’s varied academic and professional disciplines.
The IU Libraries are ranked 19th among North American research libraries and are depositories for U.S. federal publications as well as those from the United Nations and the European Union. State of the art research facilities, a breathtaking campus, world-renowned faculty, and more than 520 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered across 14 schools, combine to make IU a highly regarded, research institution.
The first international graduate, a student from Japan, completed his master’s degree in 1872. With students and scholars from more than 125 countries, more than 30 departments, centers, and programs devoted to area studies, courses in more than 70 languages, and one of the largest study abroad programs in the U.S., IU is a committed, engaged, and active leader in international education.