2023 Student Application Form

SEASSI 2023 Student Application

Thank you for your interest in the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)! Please complete the following form and submit additional application materials by the priority deadline of March 15, 2023. Potential applicants who miss the March 15th priority deadline should contact us at seassi@lpo.wisc.edu to see if there is space on a wait list before applying.

Additional materials (transcripts, personal statement, letters of reference (if applying for financial aid)) can be uploaded to the secure box link found once you submit this application or sent directly to the SEASSI email: seassi@lpo.wisc.edu

Note: The overall modality for 2023 will be face-to-face. However, both the Khmer and Vietnamese programs will be held in a fully synchronous, remote format. Please email seassi@lpo.wisc.edu with questions.

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General Information

Personal Pronouns

If listing an international phone number, please include the country code.
Current Address*
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Are you a US citizen/permanent resident?*
(Please Note: Only U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents are eligible for FLAS Fellowships.)
Are you considered a Wisconsin or Minnesota Resident for tuition purposes?*

Education & Employment Information

Are you currently a student?*
Write N/A if not currently enrolled
Current or highest degree received?*

Write N/A if not applicable
Write N/A if not applicable
Are you applying to any degree programs for Fall 2023?*
Write N/A if not applicable

Financial Aid

Please visit our Financial Aid page for eligibility and requirements: https://seassi.wisc.edu/financial-aid/
Are you seeking financial aid to support your studies at SEASSI?*

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS)

For the summer, the U.S. Department of Education has provided Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for the study of Southeast Asian languages to eight institutions: Cornell University, Northern Illinois University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Hawaii, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Except for students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, students from these institutions should apply directly to their home university for a FLAS Fellowship to attend SEASSI. Please navigate directly to the FLAS application information for students attending: Cornell University, Northern Illinois University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Hawaii, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington.

University of Wisconsin-Madison students, and all other students interested in competing for a FLAS fellowship should apply via this SEASSI application form.

The application for FLAS through SEASSI is now CLOSED. The deadline was on February 14, 2023.
Are you seeking funding for SEASSI by applying for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) award through your home institution (i.e. not UW-Madison)?*
*(i.e. Cornell University, Northern Illinois University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Hawaii, the University of Michigan, or the University of Washington)
If you applying for other funding for SEASSI (besides the aforementioned FLAS award), please indicate which tuition scholarship(s) you are applying for:*
Note: The SEASSI and SEALC Tuition scholarships are completed through this SEASSI student application form (with supporting materials).

If you are applying for the WISLI Tuition Scholarship, you need to complete a separate form. Visit https://wisli.wisc.edu/wisli-tuition-scholarship/ for more info.

The SEASSI and SEALC Tuition Scholarship deadlines are on March 15, 2023. The WISLI Tuition Scholarship deadline is on March 1, 2023.

Language Interest and Background

Which language do you wish to study at SEASSI?*
If you do not see your desired language, please contact us at seassi@lpo.wisc.edu.
Which level do you anticipate studying at SEASSI 2022?*
Note: Placement tests will be given to everyone on the first morning of classes for on-site students. For distance students they will be given prior to the start of the program.

Placement in levels may be re-assigned based on instructor recommendations and assessments, as well as enrollment numbers.

Do you identify as a heritage language learner of your preferred language of study at SEASSI?*
Have you previously attended SEASSI?*
How did you hear about SEASSI?*

Mode of Instruction

The overall modality for SEASSI 2023 will be in-person. However, we would also like to take into account the preferences of our students. Please answer the following instruction-related questions to help with our decision.
I would prefer to participate:*
Note: "Via distance" will be synchronous (live with interaction between instructors and students).
Are you ONLY able to attend SEASSI as a distance education student?*
Note: The offering of distance classes will depend on sufficient enrollments. Distance students will be admitted based on inability to attend SEASSI in person and access to adequate computer equipment and internet speed. If you mark “Yes” to the above question, SEASSI staff will contact you to evaluate the feasibility of your participation as a distance student. Space for distance students is limited. Attendance as a distance student may affect your eligibility for the FLAS Fellowship award. Visit https://seassi.wisc.edu/distance-education-courses/ for more details.

Application Materials Checklist & Acknowledgements

Please fill in the following list of materials that we should expect to receive from you.*
Application materials may be sent separately or together via a secure box link (linked on application confirmation page) or email to seassi@lpo.wisc.edu
Required Accompanying Materials Acknowledgement: Your application will not be reviewed and considered complete until we have received all required materials: Personal Statement, Transcript(s), $25 WISLI application fee, and letters of recommendation (if applying for financial aid). Our goal is to make SEASSI as affordable as possible. If the Application Fee is a financial burden, please contact us at seassi@lpo.wisc.edu.*
Disability Accommodations Acknowledgement: SEASSI complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information about compliance, contact the McBurney Disability Resource Center, (608) 263-2704. Disclosure of need for special accommodations is not required for this application.*
Acknowledgement: SEASSI is an 8-week session and all students must enroll for the full session (two semesters). All students will be billed for the full session at the start of the SEASSI program and no refunds will be issued after the first Friday of classes.*
Acknowledgement: SEASSI has a strict attendance policy and expects students to attend class every day for the duration of the program.*
Acknowledgement: Students who are currently enrolled at any institution must be in good standing at that home institution at the time of application and remain in good standing through the SEASSI program.*
Acknowledgement: I consent to my name, pronouns, and email being shared with my instructor prior to the beginning of courses. (Should you be accepted to WISLI, it will be necessary to share your name, pronouns, and email address with your instructor prior to the beginning of courses).*