Student Applications

Summer 2025 applications will be available in Fall 2024.

To be considered complete by the priority deadlines for each institute, all applications and accompanying materials (including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and application fee) must be received by each institute’s specified deadline in Spring 2025.

Potential applicants who miss the priority deadline should contact their summer language institute to check on waitlist availability.

  • Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
  • Middle Eastern & Mediterranean Language Institute (MEDLI)
  • Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar (MULTI)
  • The Scandinavian Summer Language Institute (NORD)
  • South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
  • Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
  • Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI)
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Tips for Creating Competitive Language Applications

These videos are from the WISLI Virtual Open House 2022. They include introductions to the WISLI and WISLI’s five institutes, as well as specific programs such as RFLI and Project GO, as well as tips and tricks for different portions of a language program application. They are accessible on our YouTube channel and below.

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Welcome and Why Study a Language Intensively in the Summer?

Introduction to WISLI & the WISLI Institutes

RFLI and Project GO introductions

Regional Flagship Language Initiatives (RFLI)

Project GO

Language Scholarships, FLAS & Funding

CVs and Résumés

Application Essays and Personal Statements

Recommendation Letters

General Applicant Resources & Program Respresentatives