Applicants from outside the United States
The majority of students attending SEASSI are from the United States,
but applicants from outside the U.S. are welcome to attend SEASSI. In
past summers, SEASSI has hosted students from Canada, Mexico, Japan,
Korea and numerous European countries. Please read what is required
of international students before arriving at SEASSI.
International students must obtain an F-1 Visa in order to attend SEASSI. International participants are encouraged to apply early to SEASSI to allow enough time for visa processing. (Note: The entry process for Canadian citizens is different than for citizens of other countries.) For the F-1 visa you will need a document issued by UW-Madison called an “I-20.” UW-Madison can produce this document for you, but you will first need to show that you have adequate funds to cover the full cost of your SEASSI tuition, as well as room, board and health insurance. International students will need to show financial support of at least $3800 for room, board and health insurance. Please contact Jinda Moore, the SEASSI Program Coordinator, for information regarding where to send your financial support documentation. UW-Madison will then be able to issue the I-20 for you. Once you receive our I-20 you will need to apply for the F-1 visa stamp at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. You will need to provide evidence of financial support as soon as possible (ideally, prior to March 1, 2016), as it can take several months to complete all these steps. F-1 visa holders may enter the U.S. 30 days before the start of SEASSI on June 13 and could stay as long as 60 days after the program ends August 5.
Health insurance for international students
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has mandated that all international students and their dependents residing in this country be enrolled in the UW-Madison’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The cost of SHIP insurance is included in the above-referenced estimated living expenses.
Rates for Summer 2016 have not been set. Below are the SHIP Insurance Rates for Summer 2015. The new rates will be posted when available.
Students 25 and Under--- $224
Students 26 and Over--- $312
Students 25 and Under + partner---$722
Students 26 and Over + partner---$846
Students 25 and Under + child--- $660
Students 26 and Over + child--- $780
Students 25 and Under + family---$1148
Students 26 and Over + family---$1310
For further information, please contact the SHIP
Program, University Health Services, (608)-265-5232.