Why Study Uyghur at IU? Learning Uyghur is a gateway to the Turkic world and Central Asia. Non-profits, government, the military, and international companies are all interested in finding people who speak Uyghur. Many students learning Uyghur use the language to explore a region that is still little-known and mysterious to many, yet crucial to China and the region’s future development and stability.
IU is one of two universities in the U.S. that offers three levels of Uyghur. Small classes, individual attention, a friendly and fun atmosphere, interesting teaching materials, scholarship opportunities for future study and research abroad will help you to learn this unique language.
In addition to becoming proficient in Uyghur at IU, you can also study the region in depth by choosing a Major or Minor in Central Eurasian Studies.