Study Abroad Programs in Southeast Asia
Where Our Students Are Studying - Summer 2015
Seven NIU graduate and undergraduate are studying language in Southeast Asia this summer on summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. Here's where they are:
- Indonesia: Studying Indonesian at Wisma Bahasa School in Yogyakarta
- Myanmar: Studying Burmese at the Win Language Academy in Yangon
- Philippines: Studying Tagalog at the Christian Language Study Center in Quezon City, Philippines
- Thailand: Studying Thai at Payap University
- Vietnam: Studying Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City
If you have successfully completed the first year of a Southeast Asian language, you are eligible to apply for a summer FLAS fellowship to study language intensively in the region. To find out more about FLAS fellowships, see Student Funding or contact CSEAS at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply for summer 2016 FLAS funding will be Jan. 1, 2016.
NIU also offers other summer study abroad opportunities in Southeast Asia. NIU students are traveling with CSEAS associate and music professor Jui-Ching Wang's to Indonesia for her program, Experiencing the Arts in Bali. For information about other NIU Southeast Asia study abroad programs and others, contact:
- Limited tudy abroad travel funds are available through the Provost's Study Abroad Travel Grant. For details, contact the Study Abroad office at (815) 753-0700. Ask about the Provost's Travel Grant for Study Abroad or the Provost's Honors Travel Grant for Study Abroad for possible travel funds for language and other summer study abroad programs in Southeast Asia.
- Visit Student Funding page for related funding opportunities.
NIU Co-sponsored Programs
The Study Abroad Office provides links to the web sites of NIU-approved study-abroad providers. Click on Programs / By Country to search for approved programs in Southeast Asian countries.
For NIU Students: Those interested in taking language or area studies abroad through non-NIU programs are advised to work through NIU’s Study Abroad Office. By doing so, students can receive NIU credit and possibly have NIU financial aid apply, in addition to receiving liability and insurance protections.
Helpful Travel Information
The NIU Study Abroad Office provides many travel links, including information about passports, student identity cards, and tourism offices worldwide.
Programs & Scholarships from Other Institutions
The best way to find a reputable study abroad program is to meet with a Program Coordinator at the Study Abroad Office, who can help you find and choose an approved program. Students may petition to apply for a non-approved program; however, this must be done through the Study Abroad Office. Start this process at least a year in advance.
- Boren Awards for International Study
- Center for Lao Studies, Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL)
- Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian (COTI) (UCLA)
- Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
- Critical Language Scholarship Program (Indonesian)
- Freeman-Asia Award Program (IIE)
- Gilman International Scholarship
- Institute of International Education - Fulbright (IIE)
- Kalamazoo College Study Abroad
- Princeton in Asia (PiA)
- Provost's Travel Grants for Study Abroad (NIU only)
- School for International Training (SIT)
- Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
- The United States - Indonesia Society (USINDO)
- University of Hawaii (Indonesian and Malay)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Study Abroad
- University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
- WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources