While the IUHPFL application process for students and guardians begins in September, the program requires student involvement year-round and post program. In addition, counselors and high school teachers are an integral part of the IUHPFL throughout each program cycle and ensure that students follow the scheduled tasks.

Potential participants are asked to thoroughly review the IUHPFL website to better understand the program's rigorous application process. As a first step, students sign up for the mandatory language test in September. The language test, administered in several Indiana cities in October (November and December for Chinese language students), assesses basic language skills, including reading, listening, grammar and writing.

For 2014-2015 program cycle dates, students may refer to the Program Schedule. The summer 2015 program begins in September 2014. For more detailed information about the IUHPFL application, students are asked to review the content and process pages of this section.