Language Study Programs 2007

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Languages: SASLI offers thirteen South Asian languages in eight weeks of intensive instruction hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Languages include: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu. Now entering its sixth year of operations, SASLI is accepting student applications for Summer 2008, (dates are June16th through August 8th).

Costs: The program fee for the eight week session (equivalent of two semesters or one academic year of language acquisition) is $2900 for the program fee and an additional $200.00 for University of Wisconsin assessment fee, for a total of $3,100. This does not include transportation costs to Madison, living expenses, and textbooks.

Information: Program information is posted on our website: Please contact the SASLI Program Coordinator for any additional program-related questions (E-Mail:, Tel: 608-265-4304). SASLI is an educational collaboration of the ten U. S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Centers for the Study of South Asia and the South Asia Language Resource Center and an affiliate organization of the Association for Asian Studies.

Credits: Course credit is transferable to the student’s home institution where applicable.

Funding: Graduate students are encouraged to apply for a SASLI FLAS fellowships; graduate students may also hold FLAS fellowships from their home institutions. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for fee remissions. Complete application forms and additional information can be found on-line at

The State Department sponsored programs to study various critical languages through the overseas research centers of CAORC are now open for application.

Languages include: Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Persian for South Asia (AIIS, AIBS) and Arabic and Turkish for our Middle Eastern colleagues.

Please go to: and see the bold faced announcement on the left hand side of the page. Or go directly to

Undergraduates, MA, and PhD students are all eligible as long as they are US citizens. ALL EXPENSES ARE PAID for those accepted into the programs.

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2008 and academic year 2008-2009 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Vizag), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram) and for the summer only Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). We will offer other Indian languages upon request. All academic year applicants should have the equivalent of two years of prior language study. For regular summer Hindi and Sanskrit, we require the equivalent of two years of prior study; for summer Bengali and Tamil and for second-year Hindi we require the equivalent of one year of prior study. For summer Urdu, we require the equivalent of one year of either Hindi or Urdu. We can offer courses at all levels, including beginning, in other Indian languages for the summer. Summer students should apply for FLAS (graduate students) if available for funding to cover the costs of the program. Funding for Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Urdu may be available through the U.S. State Department’s CLS program (see Academic year students are eligible to apply for an AIIS fellowship which would cover all expenses for the program. The application postmark deadline is January 31, 2008.

Applications are available at the AIIS office, Foster 412, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Phone: 773-702-8638.
Email: Applications can also be downloaded from the AIIS web site at