Who is eligible to participate?
High school students from partner schools that have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school, are in current good standing, and have had at least one year of Russian are eligible to participate.
How are participants selected?
Participating schools will nominate students studying Russian that meet minimum GPA criteria (both in Russian studies and overall). Due to the intensive nature of the PSI program, students that demonstrate a genuine interest in Russian studies, that show strong academic potential, that are self-motivated and responsible, and value being part of a diverse learning community will receive strong consideration. Nominated students will receive an invitation to fill out an online application form. Final decisions about the program roster will be made by participating high schools in conjunction with PSI staff.
I have been selected to participate in the PSI program. Now what?
Selected students will receive information packets from PSI. All forms should be returned by the listed due date to your Russian instructor so they can pass on the information to the PSI staff. Once the PSI staff has the necessary information, they can begin the process of preparing UW-Madison documents, housing, and other amenities for your session.