The Department of World Languages and Cultures maintains partnerships with various Centers related to the work of the Department.

The Confucius Institute in Indianapolis

Confucius Institutes devote themselves to satisfying the demands of people from different countries and regions in the world who learn the Chinese language, to enhancing understanding of the Chinese language and culture by these peoples, to strengthening educational and cultural exchange and cooperation between China and other countries, to deepening friendly relationships with other nations, to promoting the development of multi-culturalism, and to construct a harmonious world.

Being based in one of America’s largest cities and one of its most important hubs for electronic communications, logistics, and life sciences, the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis is well-placed for developing effective relationships and networks between Indianapolis’s major public university (IUPUI), and its governmental, commercial, and civic leaders.  Phone: (317) 278-7900.  Click HERE for the website.


The Max Kade German-American Center

The mission of the IUPUI Max Kade German-American Research and Resource Center is to support German-American Studies through scholarly research, teaching, and service. Through the study of the German diaspora in the United States and its effects on American culture and society, the influence and importance of the German element is evident.

Situated in the IU School of Liberal Arts, the Max Kade Center maintains two locations: an office on the IUPUI campus in Cavanaugh Hall 329, and an office in the Deutsches Haus – Athenaeum at 401 E. Michigan St. in the old “German Town” of downtown Indianapolis.  Phone: (317) 274-2330.  Click HERE for the website.



The Spanish Resource Center

The Spanish Resource Center in Indianapolis is the result of cooperative efforts between the IUPUI Department of World Languages and Cultures and the IUPUI Department of International Affairs, and of the Spanish Embassy’s Ministry of Education. 

Its main objective is to improve the teaching of the Spanish language and culture in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois, providing a meeting place for those involved in the teaching and study of Hispanic language and culture, including teachers, students, and administrators of all levels.  The SRC is located in Cavanaugh Hall room 205.  Phone: (317) 278-1210. Click HERE for the website.