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SEALC Language Tuition Support

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, The Southeast East Asian Language Council (SEALC) awards financial assistance to students who incur tuition fees when studying a Southeast Asian language during the academic year at an institution other than their home institution via synchronous distance learning. This award is intended to facilitate cross-institutional collaboration and increase access to Southeast Asian language instruction. Eligibility requires that the course is credit-bearing at a North American institution and that the applicant is a full-time student at a North American institution. Priority will be given to graduate students, but all are encouraged to apply. SEALC encourages applicants to consider attending SEASSI which serves as an excellent resource for summer language instruction. This SEALC award is intended to improve access during the academic year so that students can obtain multi-year instruction in a timely manner.

What does the assistance cover?

The award provides partial tuition reimbursement for synchronous distance learning of a SE Asian language at a North American institution.

Application process:

The application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year awards is July 15, 2021. Check this page for updates on the application portal (coming soon), and email sealc@intl.wisc.edu with any questions.

Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute

SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. It has been held since 1983 and hosted by UW-Madison in 1994-1995 and then since 2000. Instruction is offered for academic credit in the following eight languages at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year levels: Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese. 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.

AAS Language Database

This database and website is an inventory of all US institutions offering instruction in Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) of Asia with particular attention to institutions offering distance learning options. Explore your possibilities with one of the 34 languages in this database from Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and East Asia.