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PLEASE NOTE: SIPI 2020 is currently full and we have a waiting list. We will continue to receive applications through Friday, May 22nd.  

The Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute (SIPI) will offer virtual language instruction in summer 2020. The announcement comes as the University of Wisconsin–Madison made the decision that face-to-face instruction will not be offered on campus in consideration of the safety of participants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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