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University of Wisconsin-Madison: Hindi (Domestic)

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dates of Program: 
June 14, 2021
August 6, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Domestic
Program Level: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Credits offered888
Number of Classroom Hours per week20 2020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week15 - 2015 - 2015 - 20
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week2 - 62 - 62 - 6
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week2 - 42 - 42 - 4

Year 1 (Elementary Hindi): Beginning Hindi: A Complete Course by Joshua H. Pien and Fauzia Farooqui

Year 2 (Intermediate Hindi): Beginning Hindi: A Complete Course by Joshua H. Pien and Fauzia Farooqui; Complete Hindi  by Rupert Snell and Simon Weightman

Year 3 (Advanced Hindi): Advanced Hindi Grammar by Usha Jain; Theme Based Vocabulary and Affixes of Hindi by Misha and Mishra; Instructor-provided course material

Note: Textbooks are subject to change. Please do not purchase textbooks until awarded a scholarship and confirmation with instructor is made.

Program Details: 

Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Hindi are offered through the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Classes meet Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am -1 pm over the span of 8 weeks. Various additional activities are scheduled throughout the summer, from outdoor conversation tables by the lake to ice cream socials, film, and lecture series. On-campus housing is offered and highly encouraged.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

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.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

There are no language prerequisites for first year 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.


Application Deadline: 
February 17, 2021
Separate application?: 
Yes. Students interested in participating and receiving funding for this program must complete multiple applications. Please view application details below or contact the program coordinator for further information.
How to Apply: 

Students interested in this program must complete two applications:

  1. Project GO common application -
  2. To apply for the Hindi summer domestic program, apply through SASLI  (Link:  Application deadline for SASLI is April 1, 2021.  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 or at 608-263-3724.

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