At this time, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning for our Summer 2022 programs with cautious optimism. Program sites might be limited, depending on the status of the virus around the world. Program applicants and instructors will need to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. It is highly unlikely that we will be able to accept unvaccinated individuals due to specific host country and program requirements, as well as host family arrangements at each site. We appreciate your understanding, as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our students, instructors, and international partners.
Parents & Guardians
Parents and guardians play a key role in helping their students to consider study abroad options, as well as to prepare for and then participate in an overseas experience. In this section, IUHPFL aims to help parents and guardians better understand the program and its demands.
During its 60-year history, IUHPFL has provided more than 8,300 Indiana students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a new culture, to live their languages of study, and to create lifelong friendships. According to testimonials from parents and guardians over the years, students return as more independent and self-confident young adults. Many have found a second family abroad. All have acquired a deeper appreciation for the languages and cultures they study.
IUHPFL is not a typical study abroad experience and is best suited for highly motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a desire to become highly proficient in the world language they are studying. Participation in the program is dependent on a stringent application process that includes several components, including multiple adult appraisals. Parents/guardians should visit About the Program, Qualifications for Participation, and How to Apply for a comprehensive overview of IUHPFL.