The AIIS Advanced Language Programs are dedicated to providing the language training necessary for students to pursue their academic and professional goals.
The programs, located in India, are dedicated to providing a professional teaching and learning environment, where excellence and integrity flourish in joyful, hospitable surroundings.
While the teachers offer collective and individualized help in accelerating the communicative competence of their students, each program strives for a collaborative environment in which learners take charge of their own learning by keeping track of their language development and language learning needs.
Students are expected to reach out for their instructors’ help and to respectfully engage with the local host community for understanding the subtleties of cultural and linguistic variation.
Students who wish to apply for the summer 2013, academic year 2013-2014 or semester programs should complete the following steps
1. Download announcement flier, application instructions, and check list (found below) and read carefully.
2. Create a single pdf file that contains your application form, one-page statement of purpose, evaluator worksheet and scans of your transcripts (if you cannot scan your transcripts you may mail the transcripts to the AIIS office in Chicago along with your $25 application fee) APPLICATIONS MUST BE TYPED. MATERIALS THAT ARE HANDWRITTEN AND THEN SCANNED WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
3. Notify your three references that they should expect an email prompt to submit their letters of reference. You should forward them the appropriate reference letter form (language reference or general reference). You should fill out the top part of the reference form before sending it to them. We do not require a real signature–either yours or the recommender’s. The recommender needs to upload their recommendation letter as a SINGLE document so they should write their letter on the form or else append the letter to the form and create a single pdf file. It is the applicant’s responsibility to inform the recommender about the required procedure. Please note that recommenders may NOT email their letters directly to AIIS.
4: Register on our online application portal here and then log in to your portal account.
5: Follow the application steps: choose your program, submit your application and notify your references. Please refer to the application checklist. You will be able to check on whether your letters of reference have been received.
2013-2014 Announcement (Download details)
Summer 2013 Announcement (Download details)
Fall Semester 2013 Announcement (Download details)
Orientation Guide (Download Word File)
Language Programs Application Packet
Application Instructions (download pdf file)
Important information for applicants for summer Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu
Critical Languages Scholarship
Please note that all U.S. citizens who are applying for Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu for the summer program should also submit applications for a Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) fellowhip, funded by the U.S. State Department. These fellowhips would cover the cost of the program. Students should submit both an application to AIIS for admission to the program, as well as to CLS for funding.
To apply for CLS, go to www.clscholarship.org. Please note that the CLS application due date will be earlier than the AIIS deadline. The CLS application deadlin is November 15, 2012. Those who apply for a CLS but do not receive it could still be admitted to the AIIS program.The Institute will advise admitted students about funding for participation in the program.
NOTE: Elementary Summer Hindi and Urdu will only be offered to those with CLS fellowships. For more information, please call AIIS at (773) 702-8638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the language programs, click here.