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Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes

About WISLI 

Applications open for the Summer 2021
June 14-August 6, 2021

All WISLI courses will be offered virtually in summer 2021, with plans to return to in-person instruction in Summer 2022.

Scholarships are available for Summer 2021 and are due on March 15. For more information and to apply to the scholarship:

Each summer around 200 undergraduate students, graduate students, professionals, and others come to UW-Madison to study a language at the Wisconsin Intensive wisliSummer Language Institutes (WISLI).  WISLI is host to five summer language institutes which offer high-quality courses in 30 less commonly taught languages:

Arabic, Persian, & Turkish Language Institute (APTLI)

Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)

South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)

Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI)

Click here for more information about WISLI

Languages Offered through the Summer Language Institutes 

Arabic Javanese Sinhala
Bengali Kazakh Tajik
Brazilian Portuguese Khmer Tamil
Burmese Lao Thai
Dari Marathi Tibetan
Filipino Nepali Turkish
Gujarati Pashto Urdu
Hindi Persian Uyghur
Hmong Punjabi Uzbek
Indonesian Sanskrit Vietnamese
Don't see the language you're looking for? Visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Program website for a complete list of languages taught at UW Madison.