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European Studies, Institute for


The Institute for European Studies (EURO), a program in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers interdisciplinary programs that combine courses in the social sciences, humanities, and languages to give students a broad understanding of the countries of Europe and the European Union. The program offers a certificate and two undergraduate minors: the European Studies certificate and minor and the European Union Studies minor. All three credentials combine core courses with elective courses from other departments and schools.

Some courses to fulfill the certificate and minors are listed under "Institute for European Studies"; others are offered through various departments. Students may combine two of these credentials but they must be completed with a distinct set of courses. Students must meet with the Institute for European Studies academic advisor to apply for the certificate and minors and to work out the course plan.

The Institute for European Studies is affiliated with the new School of Global and International Studies (SGIS), which prepares students for opportunities in any international field they choose, whether they plan to work in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors. The School has a dual focus that sets it apart. On the one hand, it teaches the languages and histories of strategically important regions of the world. IU has long been a leading university for studying the cultures of communities around the world, and SGIS seeks to maintain and build upon this proud tradition. At the same time, SGIS also examines crucial contemporary issues that transcend borders. Areas of focus include security, trade and development, global governance, and human rights. SGIS prioritizes a pragmatic, nonpartisan understanding of some of the most challenging issues of our times. Perhaps no one exemplifies the approach and impact that SGIS hopes that its alumni will have better than two of its distinguished faculty members, former Representative Lee Hamilton and former Senator Richard Lugar.

SGIS provides its students with unmatched opportunities. Students have the opportunity to study in a state-of-the-art building at the center of campus. The ratio of faculty to undergraduate majors is seven-to-one, and virtually all SGIS faculty teach undergraduates. Over 60 percent of SGIS students study abroad, for which SGIS offers a wide range of scholarships. Finally, SGIS has top-notch academic and career advisors who develop close relationships with the students.

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Contact Information

Institute for European Studies
Indiana University
(GISB East) GA 2050
355 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

(812) 855-3280
euroinst [at] indiana [dot] edu