University of Wisconsin System (Student)
The Pushkin Summer Institute at UW-Madison
- June 25, 2017 – August 5, 2017: (Face-to-face)
- University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
The Pushkin Summer Institute (PSI) at UW-Madison attracts academically serious high school students from underrepresented communities to its intensive 6-week program in Russian. PSI offers 25-30 hours of intensive classroom instruction weekly, in addition to a well-developed, integrated extracurricular program that allows students to put their Russian skills into practice in a variety of situations. PSI participants will be 30 rising seniors with at least one year of Russian instruction from secondary schools with majority Hispanic/Latino and African-American populations: Pritzker College Prep (Chicago, IL), The Noble Academy (Chicago, IL), and West High (Anchorage, AK). Our target proficiency goals are to advance students from Novice Low/ Novice Mid to Novice High (speaking, listening, writing) and Intermediate Low (reading). Upon returning to their schools, students continue Russian instruction and act as mentors to their fellow students; renewal of our NSLI-Y-funded project will continue our second summer sequence of a six-week study abroad program in Latvia.