Student Experience

Our students exhibit a remarkable camaraderie. They read and critique each other’s work, share teaching experiences, support one another during exams, and help each other prepare for the job market, even when competing for the same positions.

Unique resources & access to funding

Our students have access to excellent research opportunities as well as generous funding. Together with the Institute of German Studies, the department offers students funding for fellowships, summer research, conference travel, and other projects.

The holdings of the campus library are among the most extensive in the country, and what it does not own, the library system acquires quickly. Indiana University is also home to the Lilly Rare Book and Manuscripts Library and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, among many other unique campus features.

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