Center for Southeast Asian Studies
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.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get our weekly e-bulletin sent to your email box
- Attend our Friday lecture series
- Call CSEAS to talk to an advisor about our undergraduate minor or graduate certificate
- See what alumni have to say about our program
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!
- Take Indonesian online this fall with Distance Indonesian
- See Spring 2020 courses
- Read about becoming a 'home-bassador' next year 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.
- Current e-bulletin
- Mandala 2019 newsletter
Join us for a third year of insightful conversation with Southeast Asian experts, writers, artists and musicians on our podcast series, Southeast Asia Crossroads.