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Summer Language Study Opportunities - SWSEEL and BALSSI: Intensive language training has been offered at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University since 1950. More info »

The world that stretches from Poland to Siberia and from Estonia to Albania is a fascinating place. Perhaps you got hooked on it by reading a Russian novel, or by seeing a film about Yugoslavia. Maybe you visited Budapest or read about feminist protesters in Moscow.

A Minor in Russian and East European Studies allows you to explore this part of the world across many departments. Curiosity about the world is the main prerequisite. Willingness to learn a language of the region, and to travel there on study abroad, will also be very useful. The REEI Minor will allow you to show potential employers that you have matched the skills of your chosen major with deep knowledge of a dynamic and important region of the world.

REEI offers three undergraduate minors designed to help students broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the region. Students choose from one of three tracks:

These minors pair well with a variety of majors and offer valuable training for future teachers, lawyers, government service administrators, journalists, business people, and professionals in many other fields.

To declare a minor in Russian and East European Studies, please contact Jennifer Ashcraft.