SEASSI Student Application Form

SEASSI 2024 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 as soon as possible, as the March 15th priority deadline has passed.

Additional materials (transcripts, personal statement, and -if applying for financial aid through the SEASSI or SEALC Tuition Scholarships- a statement of financial need, and letters of recommendation) can be uploaded to the secure box link found on the confirmation page once you submit your application, or sent directly to the SEASSI email: seassi@lpo.wisc.edu

Note: The overall modality for 2024 will be in-person at UW-Madison, except for the Khmer course will be in a fully synchronous, remote modality.

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General Information

Name*
Personal Pronouns (optional)

If listing an international phone number, please include the country code.
Current Address*
Are you a US citizen/permanent resident?*
(Please Note: This data will only be used for the purpose of providing additional information to students regarding potential visas. Your citizenship status does not impact eligibility or acceptance into SEASSI. Please also 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 2024?*
Write N/A if not applicable

Language Interest and Background

Important Note: The First Year sections for Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian courses will be in-person only. The Khmer course will run in a fully synchronous, remote modality. All other languages and levels will be held primarily in-person with the option for some learners to study as distance students. Determining remote possibility is on a case-by-case basis and there is limited availability for these spots.
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 2024?*
Note: Placement interviews will be given prior to the start of the program for students who indicate prior experience with their target language. These students will be contacted by SEASSI admin to set up a placement test once all of your application materials are submitted.

True beginner students will not need to have a placement interview. They will be placed in the first year/elementary level.

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

Have you previously attended SEASSI?*
Which modality would you prefer to participate in?
Important Note: The overall modality for SEASSI 2024 will be in-person at UW-Madison, except for the Khmer course will run in a fully synchronous, online modality.
How did you hear about SEASSI?*

Financial Aid

Please visit our Financial Aid page for eligibility and requirements.
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 aforementioned institutions should apply directly to their home university for a FLAS Fellowship to attend SEASSI and should navigate directly to their appropriate FLAS application site for further information.

University of Wisconsin-Madison students, and all other students interested in competing for a FLAS fellowship should apply via the UW-Madison's FLAS website: flas.wisc.edu. Only U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents are eligible for FLAS Fellowships.

UW-Madison's FLAS deadline is on February 14, 2024.
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)
Are you seeking funding for SEASSI by applying for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) award through UW-Madison?*
Apply and get more information via UW-Madison's FLAS website linked here: flas.wisc.edu
If you applying for other funding for SEASSI (besides the aforementioned FLAS award), please indicate which tuition scholarship(s) you are applying for:*
View our Financial Aid page here for more information on scholarships. Note: The SEASSI and SEALC Tuition scholarships are completed through this SEASSI student application form, with supporting materials: a maximum one-page statement of financial need and two letters of recommendation. (More information about these items on the application confirmation once you submit this form or on our application checklist webpage.

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

The SEALC Tuition Scholarship deadline was on March 15, 2024. The WISLI Tuition Scholarship deadline is February 21, 2024. The SEASSI Tuition Scholarship is still open.

Application Materials Checklist & Acknowledgements

Please fill in the following list of materials that we should expect to receive from you.*
Click the following links for more information regarding: additional materials. or financial aid.

Application materials may be sent separately or together via a secure box link (linked on the subsequent application submission confirmation page) or emailed directly 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 -if applying for SEASSI or SEALC Scholarship financial aid- a Statement of Financial Need, and two Letters of Recommendation. 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 (mcburney.wisc.edu), (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).*
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