Center for Southeast Asian Studies

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Welcome to NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, NIU's only U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center. At CSEAS you can explore Southeast Asia with award-winning faculty associates in anthropology, art history, history, languages and cultures, music and political science. You can learn one of five Southeast Asian languages taught at NIU: Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog and Thai. Our interdisciplinary program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate, in addition to generous Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships and opportunities to study in-country. Expand your world by connecting with our internationally focused community of scholars and students. 

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The Future Calls

Be a Southeast Asian studies benefactor through the NIU Foundation. Support Southeast Asian studies at NIU and our amazing students by making your gift specific to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. And thanks!  

News

  • Summer Intersession: ARTH 465/565, Introduction to Museum Studies, May 14-June 6.
  • See Fall 2019 courses
  • Read about becoming a 'home-bassador' next spring for our two spring U.S. State Department youth exchange programs, SEAYLP and PYLP. We are always recruiting new families to be hosts for a pair of participants for a week or two.
  • CSEAS will offer non-credit Distance Indonesian in fall 2019. Stay tuned for details! 
  • Current e-bulletin
  • Mandala 2018 newsletter

Podcast Series

Join us for a third year of insightful conversation with Southeast Asian experts, writers, artists and musicians on our podcast series, Southeast Asia Crossroads.

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Contact Us

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
520 College View Court
815-753-1771
cseas@niu.edu