Southeast Asian Studies Student Organizations

  • Southeast Asia Club (affiliated with Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
    Established in 1969, the Southeast Asia Club offers projects and activities for students and campus and local commnities to learn about and experience Southeast Asia. The club organizes annual cultural events, such as a lunar new year celebration and a performance night, and an annual student conference that brings in a nationally recognized keynote speaker. It also assists the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) in educational events at local schools and libraries. SEA Club members volunteer at non-profit organizations, such as the local homeless shelter, organize fund-raisers for worthy causes, and sponsor other activities such as SEA film screenings and trivia nights. Club faculty advisor is Prof. Judy Ledgerwood, jledgerw@niu.edu, director of CSEAS. To get connected with the club, email niuseaclub@gmail.com or visit it on Facebook. SEA Club is a Student Association-recognized organization at NIU.
  • Burma Interest Group (affiliated with Center for Burma Studies)
    The Burma Interest Group (BIG-NIU) works to foster greater understanding of the history, culture, society, economy, politics and other aspects of Myanmar/Burma to the academic and non-academic community. BIG NIU is a group of students passionate about and interested in the country of Burma/Myanmar. Our group plays an active role in the NIU community, bringing speakers to the CSEAS weekly lecture series,assisting with the International Burma Studies Conference, and hosting regular social get-togethers to discuss research and interests. Club faculty advisor is Prof. Catherine Raymond, craymond@niu.edu, director of the Center for Burma Studies. To connect with the club, visit the group on Facebook. BIG-NIU is a Student Association-recognized organization at NIU.