CHID Made in the USA: Knowledge Construction and Social Action in the Philippines
Summer 2014. DEADLINE January 17, 2014
This program will examine the United States’ occupation of the Philippines and its implications for how Filipino identities are negotiated, and ask what it means to live in the islands. The work of Filipino American scholars and community members has posited that the colonial mentality created by the effects of American educational policy in the Philippines from 1898 to 1945 has impacted Filipinos as they learned to behave like Americans, speak Americanized English, emulate American culture, and absorbed American democratic procedures. Students will have an opportunity to examine how indigenous and non-indigenous Filipinos respond to the legacy of American colonization through explorations of community organizing projects, conversations with artists and NGOs, engagement with Hip Hop culture on the Islands, and learning about contemporary education policy in partnership with the University of the Philippines.
The program will be based in Manila, with extended field trips to some of the most beautiful locations in the country, including the Visayan Islands and Banaue's two-thousand-year-old rice terraces. Program activities and field trips are tied to the broad themes and questions of the course: students will have the opportunity to learn about how people in various regions of the Philippines negotiate the continuous pursuit of reconstructing their identity.
CHID Viet Nam: Building for Peace in the Wake of War Summer 2013. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1, 2013.
The Comparative History of Ideas program will sponsor a study abroad program led by Christoph Giebel (UW, Int'l. Studies/History) to explore the legacy of war and ongoing rebuilding efforts in Viet Nam. In partnership with PeaceTrees Vietnam, a Seattle-based organization working on land mine clearance and environmental/community restoration in Quang Tri Province, our group of 12-18 students will pursue historical studies in Ha Noi and Hue and participate in a community-building project with local people in Dong Ha, near the former Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).
Advanced Study of Thai (AST) - Special Summer 2013 Program
Summer 2013. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 22, 2013
AST is 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. Equivalent to a full year's academic work and providing benefits far beyond increased foreign-language proficiency, this overseas program will be offered to approximately 12 exceptional individuals selected nationally on the basis of their need for and ability to absorb additional, advanced training in Thai, their readiness to benefit from in-country experiences, and their commitment and potential to become the next generation of Thai language and area-studies scholars in the US. The intensive, competency-based classroom study is accompanied by guided exercises outside the classroom setting that closely approximate real field work.
International Field Study Program Indonesia Summer 2014
The International Field Study Program-Indonesia (IFSP-Indonesia) is an interdisciplinary educational program designed to provide field-based educational, training, and research opportunities for individuals interested in Conservation Biology, Animal Behavior, Primatology, Environmental Science, and Global Health.
In this course, students will be provided with opportunities to explore psychosocial and community health issues in the context of the Thai health care system and culture. Socio-cultural, environmental, economic, political and ecological factors that influence health will be addressed, as well as policies and interventions aimed to reduce inequalities in health.
The course is a unique, multidisciplinary graduate-level study opportunity in Cambodia. Focusing on health and human rights of children, particularly those who have a disability, the course provides a classroom experience and an applied, skills-building practicum that explores the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of the rights of the child in the context of Cambodia's health system. Child rights are studied from legal and health services perspectives, combining methodologies of research and analysis for field work.
This revised and evolved course seeks to bring together UW and Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) students to exchange information and to collaborate on a community / non-governmental organization project. The seminar seeks to engage UW students with an interest in Cambodia and who want to gain exposure to the challenges of poverty and the aftermath of colonialism and genocide. RUPP students will share historical information about the genocide including a group field visit to Tuol Sleng, a high school which was converted into an interrogation center that generally led to execution in nearby Chueng Ek,one of the many "killing fields. If in session, students will attend the international tribunal, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia where currently the senior individuals most responsible for the atrocities are on trial. UW students will alternatively share information about other forms of reconciliation. The seminar will partner with one of the RUPP field agencies that have expressed an interest to collaborate on a summer project. RUPP and UW students with mentorship from the program director and local instructor will take leadership to organize a project, gather information, and provide a report or other outcome to the partner. Additionally throughout the course which will run like a seminar, there will be a series of selected topics to expand our understanding of current issues that pertain to social justice, and social work; students will work in teams to share information with their peers.
National University of Singapore Exchange Autumn, Winter, Spring
Located in Singapore, the National University of Singapore's (NUS) exchange is geared to students who want to choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English and fully immerse themselves in the diverse culture of Singapore and student life. Participants need a high level of personal maturity and independence.
To learn about the many language-focused study abroad opportunities in Southeast Asia, please visit our Language Instruction page.
|Southeast Asia Center|
|University of Washington|
|303 Thomson Hall|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|(206) 543-9606 tel|
|(206) 685-0668 fax|
|Laurie Sears, Director|
|Rick Bonus, Director of Graduate Studies|
|Sara Van Fleet, Associate Director|
|Tikka Sears, Outreach Coordinator|
|Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator|
|Chris Grorud, Program Assistant|