Alumni and Giving

Support World Languages and Cultures

We appreciate the generous support of our alumni, parents, students, and friends of the Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLAC). Your gifts enhance our Program in so many ways, from student aid opportunities to special events to new projects and more. Thank you for being our partner in changing the lives of current and future students.

Give now to the Department of World Languages and Cultures

Making an online gift through the IU Foundation’s online giving portal, called MyIU, is quick, easy, and secure. You can make a one-time, multi-payment, or recurring gift. The drop-down box will enable you to select the gift account(s) that support the area(s) of World Languages and Culture that align with your philanthropic interests.

Why I Give?

Nancy Newton“After joining the faculty of the School of Liberal Arts in 1973, I soon came to appreciate the life experience, seriousness of purpose, and intellectual strengths of many of the students attending our urban university, and I learned a great deal from them. IUPUI’s students often balance studies, work and parenting, and they bring maturity to their classrooms.

As a professor of Spanish at an inland campus located in the middle of our continent, I was aware of the need for perspective and a quality of experiential learning that are attainable only through study abroad. Over the course of my teaching career, I directed a year-long program in Madrid and a number of summer programs in Salamanca, Spain. From those experiences, I can bear witness to the growth in awareness and understanding — the gift of perspective! — that time spent living and studying abroad often engenders. The changes can be transformative in the best sense.

Yet, IUPUI’s students are unable to undertake study abroad without financial assistance. Given the opportunity, though, their experience will in turn richly benefit the quality of life and learning in our Midwestern state. These are the reasons I support a scholarship for study abroad expressly for them.”

–Nancy Newton, Ph.D., Emerita Professor of Spanish

Stay Engaged with the Department of World Languages and Cultures

Locally or nationally, you can stay engaged with World Languages and Cultures (WLAC) in these ways:

  • Host interns at your workplace
  • Mentor students
  • Follow us on social media
  • Attend WLAC events
  • Write for our WLAC blog
  • Share your expertise
  • Be a guest speaker
  • Help build our WLAC alumni network
  • Provide a quote or success story for our website, signage, videos, etc.
  • Got a project idea? Let us know!

Know of an alumnus who is doing great work for the program? Nominate them for an Alumni Award.

Contact us to let us know how you would like to be engaged!