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!
  • Our Setting

    • 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.
  • Contact Us

    • HUF contact info, staff email, location and hours, maps and directions, and mailing address.