Romanian is a Balkan Romance language,natively spoken in Romania and Moldova by approximately 24-26 million people there. Romanian is one of 20+ European Union official languages.
Study of the history, language, and culture of Romania has been part of the Indiana University curriculum for East European studies since the early 1950s. In its Russian and East European Institute (REEI) and Department of Slavic and East European Languages & Cultures, Indiana University offers: one of the largest concentrations of Romanian studies specialists in the United States; three years of language instruction during the academic year and a summer intensive language program; library resources sufficient to support advanced research in Romanian studies; strong relationships with Romanian institutions of higher learning; and regular international conferences on Romanian topics.
IU currently discontinued offering Romanian language instruction during the academic year and in the summer. For more information on upcoming language and content classes, see the Department of Slavic and East European Languages & Cultures for academic year opportunities.