General Eligibility

The Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar welcomes students from varied backgrounds to apply for summer study. Applicants do not need to currently be in an academic course of study to be eligible for the program.

The Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar supports students to engage in online, performance-based self-instructional language study of a less commonly taught language (LCTL). The target audience for this program includes:

  1. Students who have achieved such an advanced language proficiency that traditional programs no longer serve their learning needs, or
  2. Students who are studying extremely rare languages that are otherwise not offered in the classroom

This program is intended to complement existing summer language programs; as such, students who are eligible to enroll in a traditional language program are not competitive candidates for the Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar.

Interested students should contact the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes program office (multilanguage@lpo.wisc.edu) as soon as possible to determine their eligibility.


Minor Eligibility

Please note that any applicants under the age of 18 will be required to go through a special review process prior to any admissions decisions by Multilanguage. Interested minor applicants are encouraged to reach out to the Multilanguage office as early in the application cycle as possible.

High school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a university degree-seeking program may apply for admission to a WISLI Institute. Eligible minors are subject to additional application procedures that serve to demonstrate their potential to succeed in a college-level intensive course. We encourage interested applicants to reach out to their program of interest (Multilanguage Office) prior to submitting an online application form to inquire about these additional application procedures. Processing of a minor application can take several weeks, and applicants should plan accordingly.

As per UW-Madison policy and FERPA regulations, all application materials should be prepared and submitted by the student personally. All communications with the the program office should also be undertaken by the student personally. We will not and cannot communicate with a parent or guardian regarding a student’s interest or status in the program.