SASLI encourages applications from international students, whether currently in the US or abroad. Students who are currently in the US on a student visa may be able to apply the same visa for their study at SASLI. Applicants from outside the US may need to obtain a short-term visa for their summer study.
Understanding your visa status can be complicated. For anyone who may need a visa, the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies will assist in the application process. If you think you may need a visa to attend SASLI, we ask that you apply to the program as early as possible to ensure that there is enough time for processing any necessary paperwork on your behalf. For those unsure about their visa status, we encourage you to reach out either to the SASLI team or the Division of Continuing Studies listed above.
Please note that these visa requirements do not apply to US citizens who are currently attending a non-US institution and would like to study at SASLI.
Examples of typical visa situations:
- A non-US citizen (including Canadian citizens) is currently in a degree program at a US institution. This student has an F-1 visa for their study at their home institution. Most likely, this same F-1 visa can be used to study at SASLI.
- A non-US citizen is currently enrolled in a degree program outside of the US. This student will need to obtain a visa for their summer study at SASLI. UW-Madison will assist with the visa application process. We encourage these applicants to submit their SASLI applications no later than March to accommodate visa processing time.
- A US citizen is enrolled in a degree program outside of the US. This student will not need to process any extra paperwork to study at SASLI.
Health Insurance for International Students
All international students at UW-Madison are required to have UW-Madison approved health insurance coverage. International students attending SASLI will either need to enroll in the UW Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) or provide a waiver. More details can be found on the SHIP website. International students should be sure to check their wisc.edu email address (or have it forwarded to another account) for any insurance- or visa-related communications from UW-Madison.