It is important to take care of yourself to get the maximum benefit and enjoyment from the summer program. Your instructors, WISLI staff, and UW-Madison are here to support you as you pursue your language learning goals. This wellness pages provides links to resources and a reflection exercise to help you plan for the summer.

Nicholas Recreation Center

The UW Madison campus is home to the “Nick”, a world-class gym and recreation center located in the Southeast area of campus. Membership and access to the Nick and the other gyms on campus is included in tuition. Check out classes, events, and more here.

University Health Services (UHS)

University Health Services has mental health, wellness, physical health, and survivor resources available to all students.

A helpful resource is the University Health Services (UHS) Wellness Programs portal, which information about a variety of wellness topics and UHS services. For example:

Additional remote webinars and workshops include the following:

  • Dimensions of Wellness                              
  • Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety                                 
  • 5,4,3,2,1 Grounding Exercise
  • Learning and Working                                 
  • Remotely Re-Framing Perspectives                           
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Coping with Bias Incidents                           
  • Making the Most of Your Time Outside                    
  • Sleep Hygiene Techniques
  • Relief from Grief                                          
  • Long Distance Relationships                                      
  • Common Myths about Group Therapy

Is there information or support you can’t find? Contact your program coordinator for help with connecting with campus resources/

Questions for Reflection

As you plan for intensive language study, think about actions you can take to help with your wellness. You are not required to share your answers. Please contact UHS if you need assistance answering any question. Wellness Worksheet

  • How do I take care of my wellness? What actions do I take to stay emotionally healthy?
  • What changes could I make if my normal coping skills/resources are unavailable or not working?
  • What activities and strategies can I try to de-stress and relax? What has worked before? What would I be interested in trying in future?
  • What are things I can do to manage my time and avoid fatigue?
  • What are ways I can safely connect with others (friends, family, classmates, etc.) to get support and discuss feelings? How will I know I need to reach out for help?
  • What will I do if I notice a fellow student seems to be having a difficult time?
  • What information or resources would I like to know more about for this summer?

In Case of Emergency

This document is not intended to replace professional advice, treatment, or diagnosis. Contact a medical professional or qualified healthcare provider with questions about your health. For emergencies, call 911 in the United States or the emergency services number for your country.