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Degree Programs in Southeast Asian Studies
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Students at the University of Washington may work toward a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Asian Studies, Southeast Asia concentration. The degree is earned through the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.
Minor in Southeast Asian Studies
Students may choose to minor in Southeast Asian studies while majoring in another area.
Master of Arts Degree
The Master of Arts program in Southeast Asian Studies offers students a framework within which to carry out the interdisciplinary study of the peoples and nations of insular and mainland Southeast Asia.
Graduate students can also specialize in Southeast Asian Studies while pursuing a Master's or PhD in another academic department. Within the framework of departmental requirements, they can focus study and research on issues within Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asian Language Instruction at the University of Washington
The Department of Asian Languages and Literature offers instruction in Indonesian, Thai, and Vietnamese while the Department of American Ethnic Studies offers instruction in Tagalog. Emphasis is placed on the roles of these languages within the cultures they serve as well as on linguistic, textual, and literary analysis. The Language Learning Center provides services and resources that advance language study and instruction for students, faculty, and departments at the University of Washington. Finally, the Experimental College offers non-credit instruction in Conversational Tagalog.
Through the Office of Student Services at the Jackson School of International Studies, academic-year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are awarded for language and area studies relating to Southeast Asia. Awards pay up to $11,500 for tuition and most fees, including graduate appointee health insurance, plus a stipend of $14,500. Summer FLAS fellowships are awarded solely to support intensive language study. They provide tuition up to $4,000 and a stipend of $2,500, and may be used at the University of Washington, at other US universities, or abroad.
The Southeast Asia Center is the administrative home for the Advanced Study of Thai Program (AST), an intensive eight-week course of instruction in advanced Thai language to be conducted in Thailand with instruction provided by members of the faculty of Chiang Mai University (CMU), Chiang Mai, Thailand. NOTE: This program is currently (as of 2015) in hiatus. When the program is restarted, we will post additional information.
Please visit our Study Abroad Page to learn about the many study abroad opportunities in Southeast Asia through the University of Washington and other affiliated programs.