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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.

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.

Arizona State University, 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 Notre Dame | University of Washington | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Yale University.

SEASSI is an integral part of a nationwide network of language teaching faculty from the institutions that are members of the SEASSI network Representatives from this network meet annually to discuss SEASSI and recommend ways to improve the program.

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News and Events

Fri 14

CSEAS Friday Forum – Jonathan Pollack

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri 21

CSEAS Friday Forum – Sera Koulabdara

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri 28

CSEAS Friday Forum – Tom Jones

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm