Housing and Transportation

Students are responsible for securing their own housing and transportation for the summer program. Options for both are listed below but are not comprehensive. Due to the wide variety of available housing during the summer term, housing costs can vary. We encourage students to budget $500-700 per month for room and board.

Note that students awarded Boren-SAFLI funding are required to live in university housing. Please visit the SAFLI website for more information.

Students admitted to SASLI are responsible for making their living arrangements for the summer session. Please make sure that your class is confirmed before signing housing contracts or leases. Students can get in touch with one another or try to find roommates via the SASLI Facebook page.

University Housing 

There will be limited University dorm summer housing available at Kronshage Residence Hall. University Housing applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, although students with a housing contract for the year are given priority. The applications will be available at the University Housing website listed below. All applications are filed by the date received, so it’s best to apply as soon as possible. You don’t need to wait until you have your student ID to fill out the application. When filling out the application, please include the language you intend to study, and staff will try to room people taking the same languages near each other. If you have questions not addressed on the University Housing website, contact the Housing staff via info@housing.wisc.edu or by phone at 608-262-2522. For more detailed information, visit the UW Housing website.

Off-Campus Housing

Summer sublets are typically easy to come by in Madison, as many students leave for the summer and sublet their apartments or rooms in private residence halls. Websites that may be useful for locating housing:

Cooperative Housing

Madison has a vibrant co-op community. If you are interested in learning more about summer opportunities, please visit http://madisoncommunity.coop/ for the most updated information.

Traveling to Madison

The Dane County Airport is the closest to SASLI at UW-Madison (approximately 20 minutes by taxi). Previous students have also flown to the Milwaukee airport and taken the Badger Bus to campus. A third option is to fly into Chicago O’Hare or Chicago Midway airports and take the Van Galder bus to Madison. Greyhound Bus and Amtrak trains are also available in the area but used less frequently. 

Traveling in Madison

Information about picking up your free bus pass with your Student ID can be found here. Other transportation options include the following:

Parking is limited on and around the UW-Madison campus, and it is not recommended to plan to park on campus for classes. For information about the minimal availability of parking passes, please visit the UW-Madison Transportation Services website.