Application Checklist

How to Send Additional Application Materials

Additional 2023 application materials should be uploaded to this secure Box folder or sent directly to the SEASSI email (

Please use the standard naming convention of: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_LANGUAGE OF STUDY_SEASSI2023_MATERIAL TYPE

SEASSI Checklist

Before sending in your application materials, please be sure you are submitting ALL that is required.

Filipino students and instructors perform at Poetry Night
Filipino students and instructors perform at Poetry Night

In addition to completing the general application, you will find below a checklist of required application materials for SEASSI as well as a list of important deadlines to remember. Transcripts and recommendations can come separately from your other application materials, but please be sure that we have all required materials by the appropriate deadline.

Additional Checklist Items

  1. Application fee of $25, payable here
  2. Personal statement of career/academic plans (approximately 1-2 pages)
    1. Details your personal, academic, and professional goals for wanting to take part in the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) for your desired language(s) of study. Be sure to include how you plan to meet the challenge of an intensive language learning environment and how you can personally contribute to this learning environment. In addressing the latter issue, you may discuss your interpersonal skills, your leadership skills, your ability to adapt to new and unexpected situations, and/or your interest in creating an environment in which each participant feels valued, respected, and surrounded by supportive persons. Please also feel free to share with us any other relevant background info that could impact your time on the program.
  3. One transcript from each university you have attended. SEASSI will accept official transcripts or pdf copies of official transcripts.
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation (if you are applying for funding)
    1. Have your recommenders to send their letters directly to the SEASSI email ( or to the Box link listed above.
  • If you are an international student, please visit the international student page to find out if additional materials are required for you to attend SEASSI.
  • If you wish to apply for distance learning, please visit our distance learning page to learn more about requirements and application materials.

Application Deadlines