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Welcome, Undergraduate Students!

The Cornell Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) is a nationally recognized center of excellence for foreign language and area studies that focuses upon Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. We invite you to join our community!

As an interdisciplinary program, we collaborate with students and educators from diverse fields including BusinessAnthropologyMusicIndustrial and Labor RelationsAsian StudiesEconomicsGovernmentHistoryHistory of ArtLinguistics, Public AffairsCity and Regional Planning, and Development Sociology

Join SEAP!

There are many ways to get involved with SEAP. You can join us as a SEAP student or council member, minor in Southeast Asian Studies, receive funding from us, or simply join us at an event! If you have questions, email us at


Funding is available for coursework, research, and study abroad opportunities!

Student Groups

For Southeast Asian student groups across the campus: application form and event report form


Follow the link above to see the current Southeast Asian course offerings!

Study Abroad Opportunities

While your friends complain about the snow and chilly temperatures in Ithaca, you could be exploring the tropics!


It's never too early to think ahead! Come explore our unique internship and career opportunities.

Summer Intensive Language Study Programs

Have you ever wanted to learn a Southeast Asian language? Check out these programs!

  • Southeast Asian Summer Studies Institute (SEASSI)
  • Consortium for the teaching of Indonesian (COTI)
  • US-INDO Summer Language Study
  • Advanced Study of Khmer
  • The Critical Language Scholarship Program