CSEAS awards FLAS fellowships for Summer 2020

June 29, 2020

CSEAS awarded Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for Summer 2020 to Melissa Carlson (South & Southeast Asian Studies) to study Burmese, Jocelyn Duffy (Journalism) to study Filipino, Ngoc Mai Phan (Ethnic Studies) to study Vietnamese, and Justin Weinstock (Anthropology) to study Thai. Because of the travel restrictions imposed in the spring in response to the COVID19 pandemic, the FLAS recipients who had planned to study their languages in Southeast Asia had to change their plans. Three of these FLAS fellows are now studying their languages remotely in synchronous online classes offered by the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI), the intensive summer language program hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, while the fourth student is pursuing one-on-one instruction (virtually) with a tutor.