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Summer Intensive Language Programs


SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. It has been held since 1983 and hosted by UW-Madison in 1994-1995 and then since 2000. Instruction is offered for academic credit in eight languages at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year levels: Burmese, Filipino, Hmong, Indonesian, Khmer, Lao, Thai, and Vietnamese.

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Application Deadline: After April 1, 2017 applications will still be accepted for classes where there are openings available, however there will be no new sections added.


Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian (COTI)

COTI is nine-week intensive program in advanced Indonesian, hosted by several institutions throughout Indonesia and Malaysia. This immersion program focuses on advanced-level Indonesian language acquisition. The program consists of a structured academic program of four hours of language instruction four mornings per week and two-three hours of arts and cultural activities one afternoon per week plus a weekly field trip.

Apply at: Will be organized by Jolanda Pandin, Senior Lecturer – Indonesian, Cornell University


Application Deadline: February 10, 2017 - (award deadline have passed, please check again Fall 2017)


US-INDO Summer Language Study

An intensive ten-week language and cultural studies program held from May to August, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is open to U.S. university juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university. In addition to the language course, field trip, and cultural program, the program will now include a possibility of volunteer work opportunities with local organizations in Yogyakarta.

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Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 - (award deadline have passed, please check again Fall 2017)