About: An Overview
HUF is an undergraduate program at the University of Texas at Austin designed for students who wish to achieve advanced proficiency in Hindi and Urdu while majoring in a variety of programs, including Business, Government, Natural Sciences, and Liberal Arts. Click on a heading below to learn more about us:
An Introduction to HUF
- An overview of HUF as an undergraduate academic program and a resource center for Hindi-Urdu in the United States. Watch a brief introduction to the people and places of HUF and read about our efforts beyond the classroom.
The Language Flagship
- An introduction to HUF's parent organization. HUF is the Hindi-Urdu branch of The Language Flagship, a national movement to change the way Americans learn languages. In addition to Hindi-Urdu, the Language Flagship has established programs in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Swahili.
Two Languages or One?
- A look at the relationship between these two closely-related but individually distinct languages. Discover the unique ways in which HUF takes students to advanced levels of proficiency, allowing them to use Hindi and Urdu in professional contexts.
Why study Hindi-Urdu?
- A consideration of the importance of these two sister languages and their increasingly critical role in economic, political, non-profit, and cultural spheres. As well as having uniquely rich literatures and cultures, Hindi and Urdu hold a vital place in the South Asian business world.
Projects & Partners
- A listing of HUF's numerous efforts and collaborations beyond the classroom. Our broader mission is to serve as a national center for innovation in Hindi and Urdu language education; HUF has developed many substantial initiatives with state, national, and South Asia-based partners.
The HUF Team
- Bios, videos, and contact info for each member of our faculty and staff. In order to fulfill its many functions, HUF relies on a diverse and talented team, both on campus and at our overseas center in Lucknow. Come meet our team!
- An introduction to UT campus and the one-of-a-kind city of Austin. HUF is fortunate to be located within both a world-class research university and one of America's most livable cities. The picturesque, historic campus is within walking distance of the vibrant downtown district of Austin.
Frequently Asked Questions
- A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about HUF, with information on program admissions and eligibility, course requirements, overseas study, financial concerns, and more.
- HUF contact info, staff email, location and hours, maps and directions, and mailing address.