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IAP expects you to be an active participant in preparing yourself for your study abroad experience. As a participant on an IAP program, you will receive a pre-departure orientation, either in-person or online. The type and format of this orientation will vary by program and will be provided to you upon acceptance to the program.
On-site orientation will also be provided the day after arrival in Jaipur. This orientation is organized by American Councils in collaboration with the American Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS).
A student visa is required. U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program. American Councils will provide you with visa information.
Getting to Your Program
American Councils will arrange a group flight to India.
You will be enrolled in the UW System required health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and the cost of the insurance coverage is included in program fees.
The South Asian Flagship Languages Initiative (SAFLI) is a special initiative of the Boren Awards
offering Boren Scholars (U.S. undergraduates) and Fellows (U.S. graduate students) the opportunity for intensive language study of Hindi or Urdu and for cultural immersion by participating in domestic and overseas (India) language programs. This program includes a summer session at UW-Madison, fall semester in Lucknow or Jaipur, India, and an optional spring semester in India.
To participate on this exciting language and cultural learning endeavor, you would first need to apply and be granted a Boren Award, specifying an interest in Hindi or Urdu language. For information on the application process, visit the UW-Madison Boren website
You will start your program as a participant in the UW-Madison Center for South Asia’s South Asian Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
For the fall semester, you will participate on a program in India through American Councils for International Education, an approved affiliate organization. If you are studying Hindi, you will be placed in Jaipur. If you are studying Urdu, you will be placed in Lucknow.
You can learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location of the American Councils semester program information page on their website
When applying for the Boren, you may indicate that you are interested in a spring semester program in India. Funding is available for an additional semester of language learning in India, on a program of your choice. The UW in India
program would be an option for you.
Excursions and Activities
Organized field trips are used to generate, facilitate and encourage community participation and interaction to the maximum extent possible. Students are taken to nearby places of interest, educational/cultural centers, etc., and establish contacts with people there for further community interaction. Locations and activities may include visits to local cultural institutions, NGOs, attendance at seminars and symposiums, and participation in various cultural activities.
Use the links below to find out more information on academics, daily life and student impressions for this program.India SAFLI Academic Notes
(Fall - 2016-17)SAFLI India Academic Notes
(Fall - 2017-18)
Returned Student Network
to contact a returned student.
How to Apply
First, make sure you have reviewed the information for Prospective Students on the IAP web.
There is also specific Academic Planning information that you should review.
Next login to the IAP Online Application. UW Affiliate programs may require you to apply directly to the affiliate either simultaneously during the IAP application process OR after you have received a preliminary acceptance decision from IAP. Be sure to read the instructions carefully for information on when to apply to the affiliate.
The following supplemental application materials are also required as part of the application to this program and will become available to you through the on-line application:
SAFLI Online application for American Councils
Unofficial Transcript (Student Record)
Unofficial Transcript - OPTIONAL - Additional File
Forms are subject to change. Complete the forms according to the checklist provided to you in the online application portal.
After the Deadline
IAP will review your application and make a preliminary acceptance decision. You will be notified about IAP's decision by email. The affiliate university or organization will make the final decision on your acceptance to the program.
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The Hindi and Urdu language programs both emphasize the development of ACTFL Advanced/ILR Level 2 or higher daily discourse, reading, interpretive and presentational skills, and translation to and from English. The combination of in-class instruction and a cultural component will be used to maximize your overall exposure to and use of Hindi and Urdu.
In addition to classroom instruction the overseas program integrates a variety of activities to take advantage of the local setting. Through facilitated Community Interaction/Field Work projects, you are encouraged to go out and practice the target language in the real world.
In additional to language study, you will take a general reading class about Indian culture and society. This is a 4 credit class. You will complete the equivalent of one year of language study on the program and along with the topics readings course will receive 12 credits.
Program Web Page(s)
Use the links below to see a list of courses that past students have taken on this program and the UW equivalents. Note: This list only includes pre-approved courses for your program and may not be an exhaustive list of courses, departments or equivalents. Courses may not be available the semester you are abroad. You will receive instructions on the course equivalent process after acceptance.
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Program cost information includes program fees, as well as out-of-pocket expenses with notes to help explain costs. Program fees are estimated and can be adjusted at any time. Once accepted, you will receive a cost sheet that includes confirmed program fees and additional out-of-pocket expenses.
Fall 2016-17 Cost Details
Fall 2017-18 Cost Details
Sources of available funding for study abroad include scholarships, grants and loans. To increase your chances of receiving financial aid, International Academic Programs (IAP) recommends filling out your FAFSA
to begin the financial planning process early.
For detailed information on financial resources click here
This scholarship list includes scholarships IAP knows about that are relevant to your desired program. It is not an exhaustive list of all available scholarship opportunities for study abroad. Although we make our best effort to ensure the list is up-to-date, this information changes frequently, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to verify information. For additional scholarship information, please visit our scholarship page
Dorothy E. Paull Fund (IAP General Study Abroad Scholarship)
Study Abroad Scholars
Diversity Abroad Scholarships