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WISLI Summer 2024 Applications Now Open!

Summer Dates: June 17 - August 9, 2024. Apply Today!
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WISLI Summer 2024 Applications Now Open!

Summer Dates: June 17 - August 9, 2024. Apply Today!

WISLI 2024 Applications Now Open!

 8-Week Summer Session
Monday, June 17-Friday, Aug 9, 2024

 Pre-Service Orientation Week for WISLI Instructors
Monday, June 10-Friday, June 14, 2024

Information on Summer 2024 applications, courses, programming, and additional details is now available. To learn more about how to apply, visit the institutes’ websites at the link below:

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Each summer, undergraduates, graduate students, professionals, and other non-traditional students study a language at the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Languages Institutes (WISLI). WISLI is host to seven summer language institutes which offer high-quality courses in over 30 less commonly taught languages (LCTLs), including a multilanguage seminar. These domestic courses are intensive, condensing an entire year of language study into 8 weeks.

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See the individual institute websites for additional information about sponsors and partnerships.


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“The instructor has been incredibly supportive and has made effort to ensure the course is meeting my learning process and desired outcomes.”

Advanced Hindi Student, 2018

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“Honestly one of the best instructors I have had. She is very engaging in class and wants to make sure we all participate. She brings in a mix of language learning methods so class is always fun.”

Elementary Urdu Student, 2018