Program Updates

The IUHPFL strives to communicate effectively by contacting teachers and counselors with important information on time and regularly. Nearly all communication happens through e-mail, often in the form of personal or school-specific e-mails.

General e-mails about the program's process, next steps or updates are posted below.

October 2015


Greetings, Indiana Teachers of Japanese!

For almost 54 years, Indiana high school students have been traveling with the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages (IUHPFL) to various countries for 5 to 6 week summer study abroad programs.  Our current programs in Austria, Chile, China, France, Mexico and Spain provide a unique cultural experience to advance students’ acquisition of their selected second language.

We are excited to announce the decision to expand the IUHPFL program into Osaka, Japan for Summer 2017! We are eager to begin collaborating with you and your students to share this invaluable language immersion opportunity. Starting in Fall 2016, we will begin recruiting high school Japanese students of level III or higher.  Preference will be given to sophomore, junior, and senior students. continued...

September 2015


Greetings, IUHPFL High School Coordinators! 

Registration for the IUHPFL language tests in French, German, Mandarin, and Spanish has been extended to Monday, October 5th!

Please remind your students and their guardians to register and pay the $15 test fee online through our website.  If you have past program participants in your classrooms, please encourage them to share their IUHPFL experiences with their peers, perhaps in the form of presentations or question and answer sessions. We have a PowerPoint presentation available on our website for you or an alum of the program to use as well. continued...


Greetings from the IUHPFL office! 

Our office wanted to take the opportunity to communicate when IUHPFL coordinators can expect to receive final evaluations of this summer’s participants.

Instructor teams compile final evaluations for students post program. Once instructors submit final evaluations to the IUHPFL office, we then review and print them to send to IUHPFL coordinators at their respective high schools. We are currently preparing those packets to be mailed out to you later this week. continued...

August 2015

ATTN: World Language Teachers 

Greetings from the IUHPFL Office!

We hope your foreign language students have returned to your classroom with confidence and enthusiasm. During the summer of 2015, IUHPFL sent its largest number of students abroad yet. It was another successful year, thanks in part to dedicated high school teachers like you!

To introduce our 2015-2016 program cycle, we will mail to you in the next few days a packet with the following materials:

  • IUHPFL Promotional Bookmarks to be distributed to all foreign language students interested in the program. The Self-Evaluation on the back asks students to consider a series of questions before taking the language test to apply to the program. All students interested in IUHPFL should visit the self-evaluation on our website to assess the program’s suitability to their goals and objectives.  
  • IUHPFL Factsheet, an overview of the program to be distributed to interested students, their parents and other teachers, also downloadable from the IUHPFL website.
  • IUHPFL Competitive Analysis, an overview of how IUHPFL compares to other popular study abroad programs, to be distributed to interested students, their parents and other teachers, also downloadable from the IUHPFL website.
  • IUHPFL Poster to be placed prominently in the hallway or foreign language classroom. continued...