MEDLI 2023 will be held from June 19 to August 11, 2023. Applications Now Open!

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Welcome to MEDLI!

The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Language Institute (MEDLI), formerly known as the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Institute (APTLI), is an eight-week summer intensive language program for undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and non-traditional students. Students learn speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills through classroom instruction and a full range of co-curricular activities. Students will receive 8 credits and a letter grade (A-F) after completing program. MEDLI participants must complete both 4-week sessions for a total of 8 weeks. Courses meet from 8:30AM-1:00PM, Monday-Friday. MEDLI 2023 will be held from June 19 to August 11, 2023.

Applications open November 15, 2022!

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"There were always activities on the weekends and other bonding activities with all classes throughout that allowed me to make life-long friends."

Emma Cano, Arabic Student Alum

Summers in Madison!

Summer in Madison is not to be missed. From spending Saturday mornings at the Dane County Farmer’s Market—the nation’s largest—to watching a sunset on UW-Madison’s iconic Terrace while enjoying a brat and world-famous Babcock ice cream. Take in live music on the lawn of the Wisconsin state capitol building during concerts on the square, or enjoy lakeside running and the city’s many bike paths, which have earned Madison accolades as one of the best cities for cycling. All of these activities and more provide exciting and unique contexts for practicing as you hone your language skills.

Hoofer Sailing Club members rig sails on several Tech Dinghy sailboats stored along the Lake Mendota shoreline near the Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a summer sunrise on July 14, 2016.
Hoofer Sailing Club members rig sails on several Tech Dinghy sailboats stored along the Lake Mendota shoreline near the Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a summer sunrise on July 14, 2016. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

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"Some of my favorite highlights from the program were simply getting to talk to students from all over the country in these breakout sessions."

Gordon Goodwin, 2020 & 2021 Arabic Student Alum, 2021 WISLI Student Conference Presenter

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March 15, 2023

"Currently I’m studying Tunisian colloquial Arabic through the multi-language seminar offered at UW—Madison’s African Cultural Studies department, and the language skills I learned at [MEDLI] APTLI have proven to be a great linguistic foundation for my studies."

Aaron Suiter, Arabic Student Alum

Don’t see the language you’re looking for?

Visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Program website University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Program website for a complete list of languages taught at UW Madison.