University of Wisconsin - Madison

Welcome to the 2016 Pushkin Summer Institute

The UW-Madison Pushkin Summer Institute is an intensive, six-week residential pre-college program that introduces outstanding high school students to Russian language and culture through the life and works of Russian national poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. The 2016 Pushkin Summer Institute will begin on June 19, 2016 and run through July 30, 2016.

Students in the Pushkin Summer Institute take courses in Russian language, literature and culture, participate in a rich program of extra-curricular activities and live in a dormitory with Russian-speaking residential counselors.  Participants attend classes daily, participate in weekly seminars, complete homework assignments, and actively participate in extra-curricular activities and field trips.  Students pledge to use Russian as much as possible during the program.

Starting in 2015, former students of PSI in Madison will have the opportunity to participate in the new PSI-Abroad program. The PSI-Abroad program is supported by the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), which is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs. The 2016 Pushkin Summer Institute-Abroad will be held from June 24 - August 6, 2016 in Daugavpils, Latvia.

An article about the 2015 PSI-Abroad program was recently featured on the NSLI-Y Interactive site and can be read here.