Virtual PSI 2021

Click here to download the 2021 Virtual PSI program flyer.

The Pushkin Summer Institute is a four-week program in Russian language, literature, and culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison operating virtually in the summer of 2021 (June 21-July 16). We offer a unique near-immersion Russian language learning experience in combination with an advanced literature and writing curriculum, an integrated culture program, and college preparation. Applications are due April 30. Follow this link to apply.

Engage and Explore

  • engage in virtual discovery of Russian language, literature, and culture
  • raise your proficiency in Russian
  • enjoy experiential, participatory learning
  • create multimedia projects
  • expand your interests in a welcoming, inclusive environment
  • hone the skills for college success


  • virtual program dates: 6/21-7/16 (4 weeks)
  • learn in small groups with 3 different Russian instructors M-F, 10-2 (with breaks)
  • participate in interactive lectures with Professor Bethea, an internationally respected specialist on Aleksandr Pushkin and his era
  • engage in cultural workshops, campus tours, and college info sessions
  • celebrate your success in the virtual closing ceremony on 7/16