Our Students

Students come to SILMW for a variety of reasons: To connect with their heritage or ancestral language, to prepare for study or travel abroad, in order to conduct research in a particular language or to obtain employment in certain government agencies. Whatever brings our students to SILMW, we are delighted to share the languages of SILMW with this group of talented and committed individuals.

Funding Non University of Illinois students are encouraged to seek financial assistance from their home institutions.  University of Illinois students who are U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS): through the Global Studies Center, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, European Union Center and Center for African Studies. Be aware that in order to receive FLAS funding for the summer, you must apply for FLAS funding at the regular deadline (usually the previous winter). See individual center websites for details.  Photo: Jeff Attaway, Babak Farrokhi, Farouq Taj.