Summer Immersive Language Institute

Michigan State University is invested in its students and dedicated to providing as many exciting opportunities as possible. MSU offers many unique living and learning communities for students with similar academic and non-academic interests. 

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is developing the Summer Immersive Language Institute (SILI) for Summer Session II. The goal of the program is to offer a living and learning community enhanced with fun activities in a Spanish-language immersion environment.

Each week, students will participate in activities developed to improve their linguistic and cultural knowledge of different Spanish speaking parts of the world, including countries in the Caribbean, South and Central America, Spain, and more. Multicultural activities include workshops, film screenings, cooking and dance lessons, as well as potential collaborations with local organizations, to name a few.  

Application Information:
Deadline: TBA
Link: TBA

The application should also include a short statement (limit of 500 words) explaining why you are interested in this program and what impact it will have on your academic and professional goals.

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Semester: Summer session II

Potential Dates for 2022: Summer Session II (July 5th – August 17th)

– July 5th – July 8th – First week of the program will be online
– July 10th weekend – Students will move in to Wonders Hall (South Neighborhood)
– August 5th – Students will move out after spending a total of 4 weeks on campus
– August 8th – August 12th – The program will conclude online for finals week
– August 15th – August 17th – Optional – Additional activities and workshops for students planning on taking the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

Eligibility: Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed SPN 310.
Preference will be given to College of Arts & Letters majors. 

Course Offerings:  Students will enroll in two Spanish classes: SPN (either 342 or 452) and SPN 491 for a total of 6 credits. These classes are exclusive to participants of the Summer Immersive Language Institute. These conversation-based courses provide the foundation of the immersive language experience. The first and last week of classes will be online. In addition to these six (6) credits, you are also participating in the 4-week program that will take place on campus from July 11th, 2022 to August 5th, 2022.

Housing:  Students will be placed in single rooms in Wonders Hall located in MSU’s South Neighborhood with meals provided in Holden Hall

Estimated Program Fee: TBA

Program Fee will include housing, meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), local transportation to/from all program related events/activities, and excursions. Fee does not include MSU tuition, parking, some local transportation, any books and materials for SPN classes, additional meals, and personal spending money.

Tuition costs vary depending on class standing, resident/non-resident status, etc. Visit MSU Student Accounts for information on tuition rates. Students may use Financial Aid for this program.

For more information, contact Jose Badillo Carlos at badilloc@msu.edu or Jennifer Gansler at gansler@msu.edu.

Scholarships will be available.