IAP Study Abroad
The Southeast Asian Studies Program encourages students to consider studying abroad in Southeast Asia. Many of the credits you earn in these programs can count toward the Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates in Southeast Asian Studies.
The International Academic Programs sponsor a variety of study abroad opportunities ranging from 3 weeks to a calendar year.
View a complete list of programs in Southeast Asia here. For application deadlines, eligibility, and other specific details, contact the sponsoring program directly.
Study Abroad in Thailand
The UW Hmong Studies in Thailand program, co-led by UW-Madison Professor Ian Baird and UMN Professor Mai Na Lee, focuses on the history, culture, and the livelihoods of Hmong people through studying several Hmong communities in northern Thailand.
Throughout this 4-week summer program, special emphasis will be on the history of the Hmong in both Thailand and Laos. Areas of study will include the history of refugee settlement and resettlement, the involvement of the Hmong in Thailand with the Communist Party of Thailand, and contemporary issues facing the Hmong in Thailand related to citizenship, agriculture, land rights, and control of and access to natural resources.
You will learn about and engage with Hmong communities through course seminars, guest speakers, field trips, and time spent with Hmong families in homestays.
For more information, please visit the Study Abroad International Academic Programs.
The Hmong Studies Consortium Study Abroad to Thailand for 2022 has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. It is expected that the program will resume and take place during the Summer of 2023.
COTI (The Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian) at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana is not currently accepting applications. Indonesian is also offered at UW-Madison from first through sixth semesters during the academic year, and from first through sixth semesters during the summer.
Students with intermediate Indonesian proficiency are eligible to apply for this fully funded summer language program. This amazing opportunity allows students to immerse themselves in a 9 week language experience in Indonesia.
COTI Students 2016
Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK) at the Institute of Foreign Languages at Royal University of Phnom Penh (IFL-RUPP) in Cambodia.
For questions about program requirements and program content, please contact:
Dr. Chhany Sak-Humphry
Assistant Professor and Coordinator
Khmer Language Program
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, HIPLL
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-5978 (office) or (808) 561-6850 (cell)
Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL) at the Lao-American College (LAC) is currently not accepting applications. LAC is the first private college and the only school founded by an American citizen in the Lao PDR. Lao is also offered at UW-Madison from first through fourth semesters during the summer.
SAIL is an eight-week program of study in Lao language and culture.
Advanced Study of Thai Abroad Program (AST) is currently not accepting applications. Thai is offered at UW-Madison from first through sixth semesters during the academic year, and from first through sixth semesters during the summer.
The Advanced Filipino Abroad Program (AFAP) is currently not accepting applications. Filipino (Tagalog) is offered at UW-Madison from first through fourth semesters during the academic year, and from first through sixth semesters during the summer.
Vietnamese Advanced Summer Institute (VASI) is currently not accepting applications. Vietnamese is offered at UW-Madison from first through sixth semesters during the academic year, and from first through sixth semesters during the summer.
Scholarships and fellowships for study abroad
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students for research and study in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.
Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program
Darmasiswa is a non-degree scholarship program for study of the Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), arts, music, crafts, and other subjects in 54 selected Indonesian higher education institutions in different cities around Indonesia. It is offered to students from all countries which have diplomatic relations with Indonesia.
Scholarship recipients will be eligible for free tuition and waiver of other instructional fees and for modest living allowances to cover accommodation and other living expenses. They will not be allowed to engage in employment, side-research, or political activities.
Applications should be endorsed by the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Chicago. The address is 211 W. Wacker Dr. 8th Fl., Chicago, IL 60606.