Study Abroad Programs in Southeast Asia
NIU Faculty-Directed Programs
NIU faculty regularly lead study abroad programs in Southeast Asia during the regular academic year and in the summer and intercession periods.
Study abroad programs to Southeast Asia:
- Cultural Anthropology Field School in Cambodia
June 15 - July 13, 2013
Directed by Prof. Judy Ledgerwood, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Four-week cultural anthropology field school coordinated by the NIU Study Abroad Office, in cooperation with the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the NIU Department of Anthropology, the NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Field School overview and objectives include classroom lectures on Cambodian culture and cultural reconstruction in the post-Khmer Rouge era, lectures and fieldwork on Cambodian Buddhism, an introduction and practical application of ethnographic field methods, field experience in ethnographic interviewing techniques in rural villages, and a multicultural experience with other international students and expose to a new culture. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2013
- Global Health, Environments, and Cultures in Indonesia
June 2 - 22, 2013
Directed by Prof. Tomoyuki Shibata, Assistant Professor of Public Health, NIU College of Health and Human Sciences. Professor Shibata is also Faculty Associate of Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy and affiliated with the Center for Southeast Asia Studies.
The primary purpose of this program is to provide participants with a unique opportunity to explore a variety of experiences that Indonesia has to offer. Participants have the opportunity to establish their own academic goals. Specific course goals must be approved by the director of the program prior to the overseas component of this program. Expected outcomes include knowledge of different types of Indonesian environments (e.g. natural, living, and working) that could affect human health by conducting (or participating in) research and talking with professionals (e.g. medical doctors, nurses, and local government officers); gain various practical skills (e.g. field and lab, data analysis, and social); and experience Indonesian culture through working with students of Universidad Hasanuddin (UNHAS). The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2013
> There may be study abroad travel funds available through the Provost's Study Abroad Travel Grant. For more information, contact Pamela Rosenberg in the International Programs Office. Phone: (815) 753-9580. See the Provost's Travel Grant for Study Abroad or the Provost's Honors Travel Grant for Study Abroad for possible travel funds for Summer 2013 Study Abroad programs.
> Please also visit the CSEAS 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.
Note to 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
Note: NIU students should exercise caution when choosing a study abroad program. The best way to find the program that will work for you is to go to the Study Abroad Office and meet with a Program Coordinator, who can help you choose one of the approved programs. Students may petition to apply for a non-approved program; however, this must be done through the Study Abroad Office. Please start this process at least a year in advance.
- American University Alumni Language Center - study Thai
- 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
- study Indonesian
- Freeman-Asia Award Program
- Gilman International Scholarship
- Institute of International Education - Fulbright
- Kalamazoo College Study Abroad
- Princeton in Asia
- Provost's Travel Grants for Study Abroad (NIU only)
- School for International Training
- Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)
- Study Abroad Asia WWW Virtual Library
- The United States - Indonesia Society
- University of Hawaii (Indonesian and Malay)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Study Abroad
- University Studies Abroad Consortium