Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute 2014

SEASSI 2014 Program Dates:
June 16 - August 8, 2014

Application Deadlines:

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition application deadline: February 14, 2014

Heritage Language Award Competition application deadline: February 14, 2014

SEASSI Tuition Scholarship application deadline: April 1, 2014

SEASSI Program application deadline: April 1, 2014

What is SEASSI?

SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. It has been held since 1983 and hosted by UW-Madison in 1994-1995 and then since 2000. Instruction is offered for academic credit in eight languages at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year levels.

  • Burmese
  • Filipino
  • Hmong
  • Indonesian
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Please be sure to apply to SEASSI as early as possible.

Interested in a language not on this list? Click Here.

Each language course is equivalent to two semesters of study, with full academic year credit. Instruction is given in small individualized groups taught by a team consisting of a coordinator (usually a linguist specializing in Southeast Asian language pedagogy) and teachers who are native speakers of that language. Instruction is intensive. Classes are held from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Most students find that they spend an additional three to four hours per day on homework.

Beginning in summer 2012, SEASSI now offers a limited number of spots for distance students to participate in SEASSI classes. Click here for more details.

SEASSI is an integral part of a nationwide network of language teaching faculty from the institutions that are members of the SEASSI Consortium Cornell University, Michigan State University, Northern Illinois University, Ohio University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Los Angeles, University of Hawaii-Manoa, University of Michigan, University of Washington, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.. Representatives from these institutions meet annually to discuss SEASSI, and all major decisions regarding the institute must be approved by the SEASSI Board.

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Contact Us!
Please direct any questions to the SEASSI Program Coordinator:

Mary Jo Wilson
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
207 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
phone: (608) 263-1755
fax: (608) 263-3735
email:
seassi@intl-institute.wisc.edu