SASLI encourages applications from international students, whether currently in the US or abroad. Students currently in the US on a student visa may be able to apply the same visa for their study at SASLI. Applicants outside the US may need a short-term visa for their summer study.
Understanding your visa status can be complicated. For anyone needing a visa, the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies will assist in the application process. If you need a visa to attend SASLI, we ask that you apply to the program as early as possible to ensure enough time to process any necessary paperwork on your behalf. For those needing clarification on their visa status, we encourage you to reach out to the SASLI team or the Division of Continuing Studies listed above.
Please note that these visa requirements do not apply to US citizens currently attending a non-US institution who want 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. This same F-1 visa can most likely be used to study at SASLI.
- A non-US citizen is currently enrolled in a degree program outside the US. This student must 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 by 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 must either 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 check their wisc.edu email address for any insurance- or visa-related communications from UW-Madison.