We are excited to announce that our applications for CESSI 2020 will go live tomorrow, on Friday October 4th. Apply today!
The Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI), hosted by UW-Madison, is a unique, 8-week summer program that offers courses in Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik, and Uyghur. Along with a high-quality, intensive language program, CESSI students enjoy many lectures and cultural events. Examples from past summers include film screenings, traditional Uzbek and Uyghur dance lessons, a Central Asian textile workshop, and a “Dastarkhan” community meal.
CESSI is open to undergraduates, masters and PhD students, scholars, researchers, and professionals. Most of our courses are at the elementary or intermediate level, but advanced courses may become available with enough interest. Funding opportunities such as the Title VIII Fellowship, FLAS Fellowship, WISLI Tuition Scholarship, and CESSI Tuition Remission are also available.