Special Programs

Ready for something extraordinary? Join one of our special summer programs.

Engineering Mechanics Online

Engineering Mechanics Online June-August 2014
Known around the world for academic excellence, UW-Madison’s online campus offers engineering, physics and applied math students from across the country the opportunity to expand their educational experience with three engineering mechanics online courses this summer: Statics, Dynamics and Mechanics of Materials.

Language Programs

Wisconsin Summer Language Institutes June-August 2014
Summer intensive language instruction is offered at UW-Madison through a variety of programs:

  • Arabic, Persian and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII)
  • Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
  • South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
  • Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
  • Summer Intensive Portuguese Institute

Programs for Educators

Games, Learning, Society Conference June 2014
The GLS Conference is the premier event in the field of videogames and learning. Now in its seventh year, this grass roots “indie” event is evolving to include innovative content formats and new programming. And after waiting lists for registration in past years, we’re now finally expanding our registration to reach an even larger and more diverse audience. The GLS conference is one of the few destinations where the people who create high-quality digital learning media can gather for a serious think about what is happening in the field and how the field can serve the public interest. 

Advanced Placement Summer Institute June 2014
The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute brings together UW-Madison faculty and experienced AP educators to offer high school teachers advanced training in curriculum content and teaching methods of AP courses in order to help high school students excel academically and succeed in college.

National Leadership for Social Justice Institute and Academy July-August 2014
This annual professional development opportunity supports state, regional, district, and school teams to move from a deficit-based system to one that is based on proactive, Integrated, and Comprehensive Services (ICS)™. Participants will affirm their commitment to learning to lead for equity and social justice across rural, urban, and suburban districts. Teams will engage in a deep equity analysis of their school, district, region, or state and complete an action plan and next steps to increase achievement of all students regardless of race, ability, language, income, sexual identity, gender, and their intersections. Schools and districts who have completed the Institute in previous years and whom are deeply engaged in the work will help facilitate content and share their achievements and challenges.

Noncredit Programs

Madison Early Music Festival  July 2014
Italia Mía: 1300-1600
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to announce the 14th annual Madison Early Music Festival and Workshop (MEMF). In addition to a six-event Festival Concert Series, lectures and workshop classes will provide opportunities to learn and practice instrumental and vocal skills, become familiar with historical performance practices and repertoire, learn about the featured music through the lenses of history and culture, and perform with other participants alongside faculty artists.