IFS 2020 may be different from years past due to IU Bloomington's measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we're working hard to make it just as transformative and fun as it's always been.
Start your IU Bloomington journey with a bang
IFS jump-starts the transition from high school to college by offering participants a 3 credit, seminar style course taught by one of IU Bloomington’s top professors, all before the fall semester begins. Take a deep dive into one of many captivating course offerings, discover IU Bloomington’s comprehensive academic resources, and make lasting friendships during IFS.
302020 is our 30th year
8000+Students have participated in IFS since 1990
3Credit hours toward your Fall semester
Economics of Major Epidemics
Gerhard Glomm & Richard Hardy
What are the direct economic consequences of epidemics? How do individuals restrict their travel in the face of the COVID 19 epidemic? What are the effects on education of children in poor African countries in the wake of the HIV/AIDS epidemic?Learn more
Black Dance Is/Black Dance Ain’t: Intro to African/African American Aesthetics
Stafford Berry Jr.
What is black dance? Is there a black aesthetic? How do we know it when we see it?Learn more
Algorithms in Culture
This course introduces students to a multidisciplinary approach for understanding algorithms and how they impact day-to-day life. Specific algorithms analyzed include the Google PageRank algorithm, the Google autocomplete algorithm, and Facebook’s advertising algorithms.Learn more