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On March 26, 2017, the Association for Central Asian Studies held its annual Navruz Concert in the Global and International Studies Building. The GISB Auditorium was full of both participants and audience members who came to celebrate the Persian and Central Asian New Year. Spectators were treated to songs, dances and poetry recitals by Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA), Persian language students, and IU students who are originally from countries that celebrate Navruz, such as Iran.

APPLY NOW for the online course, Interreligious Understanding Today.




As we live in an age of increasing plurality but also instability, the need for interreligious understanding, which is grounded on solid academic research and in touch with the realities of interreligious encounter, is greater than ever.


Interreligious Understanding Todaywill provide a forum in which participants will:

Global Teacher Education Inc. has just unveiled the beta version of its new website  Take a look!  Our mission is to support U. S. teacher educators as they internationalize their programs.

Our current project is the Global Teacher Education Fellows Program. We are recruiting U. S. teacher educators interested in internationalizing their teaching to apply for this program funded by the Longview Foundation.

Please submit all application materials, by email, to


Balfour Scholars Program
(Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration)
In partnership with GALACTIC
(a project of the Center for the Study of Middle East and the Center for the Study of Global Change)
To Co-Lead GALACTIC Global Infusion through Arts Workshop
@ the Balfour Pre-College Academy
July 10- 14, 2017 (Workshop @ IUB)
May 26, 2017 (Mandatory Training session @ IUB 11 am – 5 pm)
Global conflict & area-studies expertise or an interest in Global Arts required
Training and $300 stipend provided

Portable Title VIII Fellowships for Study Abroad (deadline extended to March 20):

Graduate students, area studies specialists, and scholars are eligible to apply for funding to study Azerbaijani, BCS, Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Tajik, Tatar, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uyghur, and Uzbek at levels higher than those offered in the Summer Language Workshop’s 2017 domestic program.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

To apply, applicants must submit:

Study a language of the European Union!


The 2017 Indiana University Summer Language Workshop is currently accepting applications for intensive beginning study of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, and Lithuanian.


Courses will be held from June 5-July 28, 2017 on the Bloomington campus.


Call for Applications



Dissertation Research Grants




The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has just issued their final report on language education in the nation, concluding that the United States needs to significantly increase access to language learning to remain competitive. This is the first national study on language learning in 30 years and was done at the request of the Academy by a bipartisan group of members of the US Senate and House of Representatives.


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Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Spotlight
Gerelmaa Altangerel

Today the IAUNRC sat down to speak with Gerelmaa Altangerel, the 2015-2016 FLTA from Mongolia. Gerelmaa will assist Professor Tserenchunt with beginning, intermediate, and advanced Mongolian language classes for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. These classes are offered through the Department of Central Eurasian Studies. For more information please contact


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