Support the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Support our programs:

The UW-Madison Center for Southeast Asian Studies has been providing top language instruction, research, outreach, and student scholarships for nearly four decades, and remains among the most renowned centers worldwide for the study of Southeast Asia.
The Southeast Asian Studies Fund has been established to support research, training, outreach, and student scholarships in the dynamic, cross-disciplinary field of Southeast Asian studies.
The Judith L. Ladinsky Memorial Fund has been established to support research about Vietnam and to support the teaching of Vietnamese language.
Even as we face sharp budget cuts and economic uncertainty, we are committed to keeping our programs vibrant and accessible. Please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to help us maintain excellence and continue our support for students, faculty and members of the wider community in pursuing their interests in this important and fascinating region of the world.
We will be glad to discuss your wishes or special intentions as a donor.
By default, your contribution will support:

  1. Research in Southeast Asia by Wisconsin faculty members and graduate students.
  2. Teaching of Southeast Asian languages:  Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese.
  3. Scholarships that will make it possible for us to support more of our students.

To make a gift, visit the UW Foundation website.
If you have questions about giving, please contact:
Mike Cullinane – Associate Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies – 608-263-1755 or
If for any reason, including anonymity, you prefer to deal directly with the UW Foundation, please contact:
Ann Lippincott, Managing Director of Development Relations 608-263-3604 or

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What is SEASSI?

The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. In summer 2017 it will be held on the UW-Madison campus, from June 19 – August 11. Instruction is offered for academic credit at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year levels in the following languages: Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Javanese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese.  Information and application forms are available at

Upcoming deadlines:
April 3, 2017: SEASSI Scholarship application deadline
April 3, 2017: SEASSI Tuition Scholarship application deadline
April 3, 2017: SEASSI program application deadline

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