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Language Study

At Berkeley, the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies offers language instruction in Burmese, Khmer, Indonesian, Filipino, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Opportunities for intensive language study or for the study of Southeast Asian languages not offered at Berkeley are available through other programs and institutes in the U.S. and overseas.


Summer Study in the U.S.

The Southeast Asia Summer Studies Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an intensive eight-week summer language program open to undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. Languages typically offered each summer are Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese.


Summer Study in Southeast Asia

The U.S.-Indonesia Society Summer Studies Program and the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Summer Institute both run summer language programs in Indonesia. The University of Hawaii-Manoa administers the Advanced Study of Khmer program in Cambodia. The Center for Lao Studies runs a summer program in Laos that includes language instruction.


Study Abroad

University of California undergraduates can study in Southeast Asia during the academic year through the UC Education Abroad Program. EAP currently has programs in Singapore and Thailand.

Other study abroad programs in Southeast Asia are:

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) - Thailand and Cambodia

CET Academic Programs Vietnam

American Councils Study Abroad Indonesia

The Blakemore Foundation provides fellowships for graduate students to pursue advanced-level study of Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese in Southeast Asia during the academic year.