SASLI offers the first and second year study of modern South Asian languages and Sanskrit. SASLI offers Hindi and Urdu at the third year level in addition to the first and second year levels. SASLI prepares students for subsequent training domestically and abroad. SASLI is currently held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Students may only register for one language per summer. This 8-week program offers the equivalent of two full semesters of academic study and 160 contact hours. SASLI participants MUST complete the two consecutive 4-week sessions for a total of 8 weeks.
Upon completion of the program, students will receive 8 credits and two letter grades (A-F). Students can request a transcript from the Registrar’s Office of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for coursework at SASLI.
Classroom hours of instruction are Monday through Friday, 4 hours each day, from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM (with a break from 10:30-11:00 AM). Due to the intensive nature of the summer session, absences for reasons other than illness are allowed only in special circumstances.
The deadline to apply to SASLI is April 1, 2018. However, we encourage anyone interested in attending SASLI to apply early, as classes with low student interest may be cancelled. Decisions on what courses will be offered will be made in the spring semester.
Courses Offered – Summer 2018
Each course is offered at the elementary and intermediate levels as student enrollment warrants. Advanced Hindi and Urdu will be offered as well if there is sufficient enrollment. Elementary level courses expect no prior knowledge of the language. A SASLI course offers 160 contact hours.
Nepali will not be offered at SASLI 2018. Interested students should investigate the Cornell Summer Intensive Nepali Program.
Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Please be sure to apply to SASLI as early as possible to help ensure that your class will be offered.