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SIPI 2023

The Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI) is a special eight-week course designed for people wishing to study beginning Brazilian Portuguese intensively. Students should have at least 2-3 years’ experience in Spanish or another Romance language.

SIPI is one of six WISLI institutes. It is sponsored by the Language Program Office; the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), a Title VI National Resource Center; and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

SIPI applications for the Summer classes of 2023 are now open. Apply before the deadline!

The priority application date of March 15th has now passed! If you missed the priority deadline, please reach out to us through our email ( to see if there is space on the waitlist before applying.

Note: If you are a minor, you must be a Junior or Senior in high school to apply! See our Minor Policy for more details and requirements.