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Indiana University: Persian (Domestic)

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Bloomington, Indiana
Persian (Dari, Farsi, Tajik)
Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
June 4, 2018
July 27, 2018



Program Type: 
Summer Domestic
Program Level: 
Year 1
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1
Credits offered8
Number of Classroom Hours per week20
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week20
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week3-5
  • Anousha Sedighi (2015), Persian in Use: An Elementary Textbook of Language and Culture (Iranian Studies Series), Leiden University Press
Note: Textbook selections are subject to change.
Program Details: 

Indiana University offers Project GO participants an innovative and challenging program in Persian (Farsi) at the beginner level with no previous experience required.

This intensive program focuses on developing the major language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students who successfully complete the Year 1 course will be able to navigate in a Persian-speaking environment, engaging comfortably in day-to-day exchanges and participating in simple social interactions in Persian.

All PGO students benefit from rigorous classes taught by experienced faculty, highly-trained language partners and tutors, career advising, and housing in Persian-only sections of an on-campus dorm.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

Project GO students enjoy a rich Persian-language cultural program, featuring weekly presentations and films; language tables where students engage in conversation, meet native speakers, and learn more about target cultures; and other Persian-language events. 

Persian students may also take advantage of IU’s non-Persian events, including topical and historical presentations by faculty and by students of other programs, cooking and art demonstrations, musical and theatrical presentations, and more.

PGO students are invited to meet with private and government recruiters who come to campus, including the federal intelligence agencies, and they have exclusive access to lectures and coffee hours with senior military leaders with overseas experience.

Indiana University teaches more languages and is home to more Language Flagship Centers than any other school in the country. The university has drawn people from all over the world to Bloomington, contributing an unusually high degree of cultural diversity to the local community. Situated at the edge of the bustling downtown shopping and restaurant scene, the IU campus is widely considered one of the most attractive campuses in the country. PGO students will have free access to campus and city buses to explore all Bloomington has to offer.

Application Deadline: 
February 20, 2018
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Students interested in applying for summer domestic study through IU Project GO should complete the Project GO Common Application.

Amy Richardson
Email Address: 
(812) 855-6721

Thank you very much.