Center for Southeast Asian Studies


Welcome to NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the only federally funded National Resource Center on campus. At CSEAS you can explore this fascinating and strategic region of the world with award-winning faculty associates in anthropology, art history, history, music, political science and foreign languages and literatures. You can learn one of five Southeast Asian languages taught at NIU. 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.

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Center for Southeast Asian Studies
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