Enrollment & Application

Summer 2025 applications will open Fall 2024!

MULTI Summer 2024 Applications are closed!

Summer Application Instructions:

To apply to MULTI, submit an online application at the above link. Priority deadline is March 15, 2024. After the priority deadline, interested applicants should email multilanguage@lpo.wisc.edu to inquire about space on the program.

In the application, you will be asked to submit the following additional application requirements:

  1. Copy of Official or Unofficial Transcripts: You must submit a copy of your most recent academic transcripts. However, those out of school for more than five years are exempt from this requirement. If you will not be submitting a transcript, please state this in your Personal Statement.
  2. Personal Statement:  Please describe in approximately 750 words your reasons for wanting to take part in the UW-Madison Intensive Summer Multilanguage Seminar. Be sure to include how you plan to meet the challenge of an intensive language learning environment, your motivation to learn your selected language, and evidence that you can be successful in this course. If you have already identified learning resources and/or a conversation partner for your language, please describe how you plan to work with those resources.
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation: Applicants must request two references with their application. One of the references should be able to speak to your ability to work independently, even if the letter is not from a language instructor. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to multilanguage@lpo.wisc.edu.
  4. Application Fee: Pay the nonrefundable $25 application fee via the following link: Multilanguage Seminar Application Fee

Applicants are encouraged to seek out conversation partners as they apply so that they have identified individuals by the start of the course.


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Computing Requirements

Before applying, please read the computing requirements.

Internet/Connectivity Requirements Summer 2024 

Please review the internet requirements below. These have been established to help enable you to be a successful student in MULTI. We realize that in some cases, these requirements may necessitate new equipment and connections. If you fail to meet these requirements and consequently encounter challenges during MULTI 2024 or disrupt the class for other students, you will be removed from the program and your tuition will not be refunded. You are responsible for maintaining the appropriate hardware and internet connection in order to participate in MULTI 2024. If you have questions about the technical requirements below, please email or call MEDLI (multilanguage@lpo.wisc.edu) | 608-265-2652). 

Best Practices 

All Attendees 

  • Use only a laptop or personal computer with webcam. 
  • Use a hard-wired, cable (Ethernet) connection, at all times. If your laptop or personal computer does not have the Ethernet port, then you will need an Ethernet adapter. Wi-Fi should only be used as backup. 
  • If using Wi-Fi, try to be as close to the router as possible. 
  • Connecting with mobile hotspots is not allowed as it does not provide enough data to sustain full-time work from home. 
  • Use of a proper headset with microphone is required to prevent background noise and echo. 
  • All sessions will be using Zoom as the instructional platform. 
  • Close all programs on your computer except Zoom and any other programs you need for class as stated by your language instructor. 
  • Ensure that you are the main user of the internet bandwidth in your household during daily sessions. 
  • Turn off all other gadgets that may absorb your internet bandwidth such as smartphones, iPads, Alexa, Google Assistant, among others. 
  • Make sure audio and video are setup correctly. Got to Zoom.US in the upper left-hand corner of your screen. Click Preferences > Audio or Video as appropriate. Click here for a step-by-step guide to setting up Zoom audio and video. 
  • If presenting, open your PowerPoint and/or PDFs before your session starts so you are ready to share your screen 
  • It is required to set up your computer with the following: 
  • 8 GB RAM minimum, more recommended 
  • Internet connection minimum requirement of 15mbps download speed. Live streaming requires at least 1.5mbps upload speed. The more download/upload speed the student has, the better. You can test your internet connection speed at this link.