Courses & Workshops/Dec 14, 2016


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Arabic Persian Turkish Language Immersion Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 19–August 11, 2017

The UW-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) is a residential summer language immersion program for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Courses are offered for academic credit at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels (depending on sufficient enrollment). Students commit to using their target language as their only means of communication for the entire summer - in class, in their shared living space on campus, at meals, and at co-curricular activities that combine to create a language immersion experience.

Each 8-week language class is equivalent to two semesters of study, with full academic year credit. Instruction is given in small groups taught by native speakers and experienced language teachers. The classes are intensive, involving a minimum of 4.5 hours contact hours Mondays through Fridays, plus extra hours for homework.

In addition to formal classes, on most afternoons and evenings students participate in co-curricular activities covering a range of topics relating to the history and culture of the region. This combination of formal classes, cultural and language activities, movies, field trips, and language tables provide students with opportunities to expand their vocabulary and practice using the language in different settings.

The total charges for APTLII 2017 will be $7,500 to cover tuition, housing, and meals as described below. This also includes the mandatory student activity fee which provides access to the gyms and city bus system. Textbook costs vary by class and are not included in that amount. International students will likely have additional SEVIS fees and mandatory health insurance requirements that are set by the University.

Financial Aid
APTLII does not offer financial aid directly. APTLII students may be eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships for summer language study.

Applications due May 15, 2017. Apply by January 1 to avoid application fee.