Application Now Open for Summer Language Program

The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI) is now accepting applications for our summer language program. They offer courses in elementary and intermediate Kazakh, Tajik, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Additional levels and languages (such as Kyrgyz) may be added with sufficient student interest. Several funding opportunities exist for both undergraduate and graduate students.

CESSI is an intensive, eight-week language program hosted each summer at UW-Madison. Students receive the equivalent of one year of language study during this time, and will earn eight credits upon completion of the program.  In addition to language classes, CESSI students have the opportunity to attend weekly lectures on Central Eurasia; participate in cultural events, including traditional cooking demonstrations; and engage with local Central Eurasian communities. CESSI is a great way for students to gain language skills before studying abroad, applying for internships, or conducting fieldwork in Central Eurasia.

Students must apply by February 1, 2018 to be considered for funding. Please contact with any questions.

Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internships

Students of all majors seeking internship opportunities for UW credit in Spring 2018 can still apply to the UW Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internship program.

This is an opportunity for students to make connections with UW alumni in Washington, DC while networking with other professionals affiliated with the program.

Wisconsin in Washington, DC is not just for students with an interest in political science, policy and government. A wide range of internships are offered in non-profits, advocacy and service organizations, media, marketing, international development, global health, government branches and agencies, and more.

The semester program options include 3 courses plus an internship, totaling 12 credits.

Spring 2018 deadline:  May 19, 2017.

URS Application Open for Rising Sophomores

The Undergraduate Research Scholars program is now accepting applications for rising sophomoresURS is a two-semester course in which students do hands-on research or creative work under the guidance of a UW faculty or staff mentor. Each student works on the current project of a mentor who is advancing the frontiers of knowledge or creative practice. Students also participate in a weekly seminar to explore influences of research and creative work in society.


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Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internships

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Students of all majors seeking internship opportunities for UW credit in Spring 2017, Fall 2018 & Summer 2018 can now apply to the UW Wisconsin in Washington, DC Internship program. This program combines the efforts of previous UW internship programs offered in Washington, DC by the International Division and the Political Science Department. Course options include Political Science, International Studies and electives in other subject areas. Semester program options include 3 courses plus an internship, totaling 12 credits. The summer program features an internship, plus 3 credits for Political Science 402.

International Politics Summer School 2017

The University of Oxford is holding a two-week residential summer school tackling the vital issues that shape politics in the modern world with a regional focus. The academic program consists of small seminar groups with a specialist tutor, a daily lecture program given by world-renowned academics, and lively daily discussion groups led by current Oxford University doctoral students. Click here to learn more.

AEI 2017 Summer Honors Program

AEI’s Summer Honors Program is a fully funded educational and career development opportunity for undergraduate students interested in public policy and politics. Each year, the program brings together top students from around the country to discuss policy topics in small seminars, join daily lunches with policymakers and business leaders, and advance their careers through high-level networking opportunities. Instructors this year include AEI scholars Charles Murray, Fred Kagan, John Yoo and Michael Strain, teaching about everything from democratic capitalism, to the Constitution, to the Middle East, and more. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

Learn more and apply here.


UWM UN Summer Program

The University of Milwaukee’s United Nations Summer Seminar is a 6-credit program in Manhattan. Students spend the first week at UW-Milwaukee in an intensive study of international organizations and the United Nations. The Seminar then moves to New York City for four weeks. In New York, students attend regular briefings with member country diplomats and UN organization staff members. The last week is left open for student research. The application deadline is March 1st. 

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