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Stay tuned for announcements about SIPI 2021!

SIPI will take place summer of 2021. Stay tuned for updates on modes of instruction, session dates, and application information.

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. 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.

News and Events

  • Congratulations on Summer 2020!

    Congratulations on successfully completing Summer 2020!  We hope the rest of your summer is going well and that you’ve taken some time to unwind and relax after the intensive program. Here are a few end-of-program …

  • Invitation to Virtual Career Fair on Friday, July 17, 2020

    Update 7/16/20:  Please note that the Less Commonly Taught Languages Career Fair has been updated:   SIPI and the Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI) would like to invite you to join us for a …

  • SIPI to Offer Virtual Language Instruction in Summer 2020

    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 …

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