Summer 2021

SAVE THE DATES: June 14-August 6, 2021

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) will again offer expert instruction in less commonly taught languages in 2021! The rigorous programming of WISLI allows participants to gain two semesters of language learning in just 8 weeks.

Programs being planned for synchronous virtual and in-person formats, giving undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, instructors, as well as professionals from the private and public sectors options to grow their language and cultural fluency. These formats give ample opportunities for cultural activities, language practice in social settings, and interactions with partners and in groups. No matter the format, each language program will still carry the high-level of rigor that allows participants to make significant gains in less commonly taught languages.

WISLI will be soon accepting applications and more information about programming will be posted at In addition, there are numerous funding opportunities available, which can also be found on the WISLI website.

Language offerings for 2021

Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Burmese, Filipino, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Indonesian, Kazakh, Khmer, Lao, Marathi, Pashto, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tajik, Tamil,  Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese

Benefits of choosing WISLI

  • Bring your language skills to the next level.
  • Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced in your studies, there are options to fit your goals.
  • Forge a career path by participating in WISLI’s Less Commonly Taught Languages Career Fair (, featuring leaders and representatives from government, businesses, NGOs, and other industry employers.
  • Grown your network as you learn alongside participants from across the U.S. and globally.

Thinking about joining us in Summer 2021?  Fill out our interest form to get more information: