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SEASSI is administered and hosted by the Language Program Office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

SEASSI is an integral part of a nationwide network of language faculty from the institutions that are members of the SEASSI network.

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"I am so happy that I decided to come to SEASSI [...], I was able to make new friends and learn with a great instructor."


All About SEASSI

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.

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Instruction is intensive. Students will receive 8 credits and a letter grade (A-F) after completing the program.

SEASSI participants must complete both 4-week sessions for a total of 8 weeks during the summer program. Classes are held from 8am to 12:30pm, Mondays-Fridays. Most students find that they spend an additional three to four hours per day on homework.

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Robust History!

SEASSI is proud to have such a long history within the Southeast Asian Languages and Less Commonly Taught Languages communities!
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SEASSI is sponsored and supported by the following centers, national resource centers, and institutional partners. Our SEASSI community includes:

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