Monday, January 13, 2014

Summer study programs: Indonesian, Thai, and Cambodian

Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad Program 2014

Advanced Language Program Dates: June 19 - August 13, 2014
Location: Language Training Center, Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW) in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

Applicants must have completed second-year (Intermediate) Indonesian language by June 2014. 

Almost-full scholarships are available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents from the U.S. Department of Education through a Fulbright-Hays grant to UCLA.  Other applicants who can provide their own funding (such as FLAS fellowships) are also welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2014

Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

Summer Advanced Study of Thai Program 2014

With the assistance of the Chiang Mai University Language Institute a special language learning opportunity will be available from mid-June through mid-August in 2014.  The instruction will be comparable to former AST programs and will be analogous to AST programs that were supported by USED for many years until 2012.  Participants must obtain their own funding.

The program will be eight weeks in length, providing interactive learning with authentic materials and will emphasize communicative competence.  Instructors will be native speakers and will meet with students three hours per day, five days per week, plus an additional three hour session on Wednesday afternoons.  The total number of instructor-contact hours is estimated to be 132.  Students will be eligible for summer FLAS awards from their home institutions.  Classes  will commence on June 23 and end onAugust 15, 2014.  The focus of the program will be advanced reading (politics, family, economics, religion), advanced writing (letters, reports, creative writing), advanced conversation (newspapers, tv, internet, issues discussion), and field learning (public education, religion, social welfare, business).

The administration of AST 2014 will take place in the Southeast Asia Center of the University of Washington and the contact person is the Associate Director of the Center, Dr. Sara Van Fleet.  The field director of the program will be Dr. Thomas W. Gething, emeritus affiliate professor of Asian Languages & Literature and the Southeast Asia Center.

Interested individuals should contact Dr. Gething at or 206.612.3005 in order to obtain details of the application process.

Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2014

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is offering 5 American, 5 Cambodian and 5 French undergraduate students an exciting opportunity to join a 6 week (from Monday June 30, 2014 to Friday August 8, 2014) Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program in Cambodia. The program provides a unique experience allowing students to live and study alongside others from different backgrounds and cultures while learning about the history and society of today’s Cambodia. During their residency students will be based at the CKS campus in Siem Reap, which is situated in the beautiful grounds of Wat Damnak, one of the town’s largest Buddhist pagodas, only minutes away from the famous Angkor World Heritage Site with its enigmatic temples. It has a full range of study and research facilities, including the largest publicly accessible research library outside of Phnom Penh with over 12,000 books, journals and other reading materials in English French and Khmer, study carrels for up to twenty fellows, a spacious seminar room and conference hall. Resident fellows will also spend time studying in Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh.

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