As of March 18, 2020, the summer language institutes are still planning on moving forward with instruction. However, given that circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly changing, we recommend that participants do not make any housing or travel plans until we confirm that classes will be operating as usual. We expect to be able to provide additional information in the coming weeks and appreciate your understanding and patience. For information on UW–Madison’s response to COVID-19, go to https://covid19.wisc.edu.

This special eight-week course is designed for people wishing to study beginning Brazilian Portuguese. SIPI 2020 will take place June 15th through August 7th, 2020.

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Enrollment is open to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty and other researchers from any institution and will be useful to those who need to develop communication skills and reading knowledge for research.  Enrollment is limited to 18 students.

The Institute will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the eight-week summer session, June 15-August 7, 2020. Instruction is five days a week, four hours a day and the courses (listed as Portuguese 301-302) carry a total of 8 credits. Knowledge of Spanish or another Romance language is required (2-3 years equivalency).

The Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute is sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) – a Title VI National Resources Center- and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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