The Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) offers intensive Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian language courses. BALSSI also offers English-language courses about Baltic history and culture, as well as rich cultural enhancement programs. BALSSI is sponsored by a consortium of ten American universities: University of California-Los Angeles; Harvard University; Univeristy of Illinois (Urbana and Chicago campuses); Indiana University; University of Iowa; University of Michigan; University of Texas; University of Washington-Seattle; and University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2003 and 2004, the UW hosted the tenth and eleventh BALSSI programs as well as the first two summer programs when the consortium was established. BALSSI is funded with support from the consortium universities as well as grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Estonian- American National Council, and the American Latvian Association.