Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Hindi are offered through the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) via the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Classes meet in-person for up to four hours synchronously, Monday through Friday, typically from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Central time over the span of 8 weeks. Various other activities and cultural events are scheduled throughout the summer, including weekly office hours with instructors, small group discussions, weekly conversation tables, meetings with Hindi language partners, cooking classes, a film and lecture series, local excursions, a Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Career Fair, Student Conference, and bi-weekly culture sessions geared towards increasing ROTC students’ intercultural mindset and developing valuable global leadership skills.

There are no language prerequisites for Year 1 Hindi.  Year 2 Hindi requires two semesters of prior language study and Year 3 Hindi requires four semesters of prior language study. All levels of Hindi are intensive and worth 8 college credits, covering two semesters of language study in one summer and focusing on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. By the end of the course, students should be proficient enough at speaking, listening, and reading to achieve ILR 1 or ILR 1+ depending on retention and prior language experience.  If you are wondering why you should study Hindi, click here.

Project GO at UW-Madison pays for: Tuition, course materials, travel to/from Madison, and room and board for all Project GO students. Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. The scholarship provides a meal stipend and shared double occupancy rooms on campus. Any purchases a student wants to make outside of this will be the responsibility of the student’s.

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

How to Apply: Students interested in this program must complete two applications:

  1. Project GO common application (https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/apply-now)– application deadline is March 8, 2023
  2. SASLI program application (Link: http://sasli.wisc.edu) – Application deadline is March 15, 2023

The deadlines for the applications have now passed.

We encourage students to wait to apply to SASLI until after receiving and accepting a Project GO award.

Please follow all application instructions carefully. For more information, please contact Project GO at UW-Madison staff at projectgo@lpo.wisc.edu or at 608-263-3724.