Champaign-Urbana, home to the University of Illinois, is a place where the sense of community found in small cities and towns meets the outstanding cultural and entertainment opportunities usually associated with major metropolitan areas. Located in east-central Illinois, it is situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis. Founded in 1867, UIUC is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the U.S. The University has a longstanding commitment to humanities education and particularly to language and culture studies. The mission of the Center for Translation Studies, housed in the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, is to provide world class translation education with opportunities for real world experience for its students. The Dalkey Archive Press, an education partner of the Center, is an award-winning publisher of fiction, poetry and literary criticism. The School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, where 37 languages are taught, houses nine academic departments, all of which have faculty who incorporate translation into their teaching and research. The renowned University Libraries, with their “crown jewel,” the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, contain one of the nation’s most significant collections of foreign language, area studies and translation collections. The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts offers world-class cultural programming in music, theater and dance.