Beginning Hindi: A Complete Course – Joshua Pien and Fauzia Faroozui ISBN-13: 978-1626160224 or ISBN-10: 1626160228
Spoken Hindi in Social Context (A Book of Situational Conversation for Enhancing Proficiency). By Mithilesh Mishra and Awadesh Mishra. 2016, Lakshi Publishers. New Delhi. Available for purchase on the first day of SASLI (before class).
Theme Based Vocabulary and Affixes of Hindi. By Mithilesh Mishra and Awadesh Mishra. 2010. Lakshi Publishers. New Delhi. Available from Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Spoken Hindi in Social Context (A Book of Situational Conversation for Enhancing Proficiency). By Mithilesh Mishra and Awadesh Mishra. 2016. Lakshi Publishers. New Delhi. Available from Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Advanced Hindi Grammar. Usha Jain. 2007. Available from University of California at Berkeley or at Amazon.
A Course Packet prepared by the instructor (Mithilesh Mishra). Available for purchase from SASLI office.
Beginning Urdu: A Complete Course – Fauzia Farooqui and Joshua Pien ISBN: 978-1589017788
Let’s Study Urdu: An Introduction to the Script – Syed Akbar Hyder and Ali Asani ISBN: 978-0300120608
Urdu students in Lucknow will be provided weekly materials, which include vocabulary lists, grammar drills, prose/poetry readings, and newspaper and magazine articles.
Hindi students in Jaipur will use two books by Usha Jain: Introduction to Hindi Grammar and Advanced Hindi Grammar, in concert with materials developed by the teachers. In the beginning of the AIIS portion of the program the teachers provide students with the introductory book as it helps strengthen the foundation provided by SASLI. After completing the lessons in the first book students move on to the second book, also provided by the Institute, in which they tackle more complex grammar topics. The materials used along with the textbooks range from film vocabulary sheets to articles and stories with prepared vocabulary attached, minimal pairs workbooks and other supplements prepared by the Institute.
Is it necessary to purchase the books or could I rent these books from the university library or other sources, if possible?
You will need to purchase the books required for your classes. Language learning textbooks can always be used in the future as reference materials. The textbooks are only available for purchase on Amazon.com or at the University Book Store:
University Book Store
711 State St.
Madison, WI 53703
How many credits will I receive at the end of this Program?
Will the dorms in Madison have cooking capabilities and general amenities?
Adams Hall is equipped with two shared kitchen facilities which students are able to use. Residents will be able to borrow cooking utensils from the Carson Gulley Center across from Adams Hall, but they may need to purchase their own dishes and silverware.
The Hall is equipped with air conditioning units. Rooms have wireless internet coverage and are wired for Cable TV service; however, they are not equipped with telephone or land line service. Laundry costs $2.50 per load; dryers are free. Laundry facilities are located in Noyes House (lower level) and Faville House of Adams Hall.
All pets other than fish, in a 20 gallon or smaller tank, are prohibited.
Where can I find the necessary information for applying for an Indian visa?
We advise students to wait to receive specific SAFLI program visa application guidelines including instructions from American Councils, who will be handling your visa application process.
Please do not apply for the India visa on your own before you obtain those guidelines. American Councils will be contacting you with that information.
When will I know who I will be staying with in India?
During your registration with American Councils for the overseas program, you will complete a homestay preference form which American Councils and AIIS will use to match you with the right family. Once this process is completed, American Councils will send you detailed information about your host family before your arrival in India.
Should I get vaccinations through my physician for my travel to India?
Yes, you should get all your vaccinations through your physician or travel clinic. Please be sure to discuss with your doctor about other vaccinations listed on the CDC website for India.
Boren awardees are expected to follow CDC guidance as well as adhere to local requirements in their host country. The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) in Lucknow and Jaipur, India requires all foreigners entering the AIIS programs to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
What options do I have if I wish to stay in country for the Spring semester?
Boren encourages fellows and scholars to remain in country for the spring semester. You should identify your spring semester plan in the Boren application. For Boren Scholars, this will generally be a different study abroad program such as the UW-Madison affiliated UW in India program.
For Boren Fellows, this will generally be a university, an academic internship, or a research project (with a university affiliation). Both Boren scholars and fellows must have a plan that will allow them to continue studying the language.
Is a university affiliation mandatory if I wish to stay in country for the spring semester?
Yes, university affiliation mandatory if you wish to stay in country for the spring semester. You can maintain your UW-Madison affiliation and health insurance if you join the UW in India program. However, if you are interested in a different study abroad program, academic internship, or research project, you will need to seek different affiliation and health insurance.
How can I get a transcript for my summer and fall courses?
Students must request transcripts through logging in to MyUW and access the transcript ordering system:
Student Center > Academic Records > Request My Official Transcript
Classes can be assigned in a variety of different buildings, but we attempt to keep them as centralized as possible. The SAFLI office is located in the Pyle Center, and all classes are usually within 5-20 minutes walking distance from the office. Typical buildings for classes include: Van Hise Hall, Ingraham Hall, Sewell Social Sciences Building, Van Vleck Hall, Sterling Hall, Chamberlin Hall, DeLuca Biochemistry Building, Microbial Sciences Building, and the School of Social Work Building.
You can use the SAFLI office address (L50 Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.) as your home base for figuring out how far you will have to travel for classes and activities. Find us on the campus map!