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Short Study Abroad Programs

1) National University of Laos: http://www.canpub.com/nuol/

2) www.laostudies.org (a variety of programs)

3) Volunteer opportunities for Laos
Long-term and Summer Volunteer Opportunities in Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Laos

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS IN ASIA FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES
For all other applicants, VIA offers 1- and 2-year volunteer positions at public schools, universities, research institutions, and local nonprofits in Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Myanmar , and Laos .  Volunteers receive housing and a living stipend, and either teach English or work on community development programs.  Post descriptions are available on our website.

VIA (formerly Volunteers in Asia)
965 Mission Street, Suite 751
San Francisco, CA 94105
415.904.8033 tel
650.725.1805 fax
http://www.viaprograms.org/
info@viaprograms.org

4) Volunteer/Work Opportunities in Indonesia , Burma , Laos , and Vietnam with VIA  

Applications are now available for VIA's two-month summer program in Bali and the 1- & 2-year Indonesia program starting in summer 2008. The application deadline for the Bali summer program is February 21, 2008 , but we are encouraging applicants to send in their applications early because there will be a limited number of participants.  

Applications also available for programs in Burma , China , Laos , and Vietnam . See our Web site http://www.viaprograms.org/programs_in_asia/index.html for more details.  

VIA (Volunteers in Asia ) is a non-profit non-sectarian organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through public service and programs promoting cross-cultural education. For 44 years, VIA has been sending US residents to Asia for short- and long-term volunteer programs.  

We strongly encourage interested applicants to contact our office: Diane Nguyen, Outreach Coordinator - email: <info@viaprograms.org>, phone 415-904-8033 Nathan Camp, Program Director , Indonesia & Laos - email: <indonesia@viaprograms.org>, phone: 415-904-8033 ext 307.

 

Chiang Mai University: http://www.cmu.ac.th/main_Eng.htm
Chulalongkorn University:
www.chula.ac.th/cuweb_en/
Khon Kaen University:
http://www.kku.ac.th/
Mahasarakham University:
http://www.msu.ac.th/eng/
Silpakorn University:
http://www.su.ac.th/
Thammasat University:
http://www.tu.ac.th/default.tu.old/default.eng.html
University of Queensland Buddhist Studies:
http://www.uq.edu.au/buddhistcentre/

Other Programs:

1) Advanced Study of Thai Program

Orientation: June 23 & 24, 2007 Program Dates: June 25 - August 17, 2007

The Advanced Study of Thai Program (AST) is an intensive eight-week course of instruction in advanced Thai language 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 U.S. The intensive, competency-based classroom study is accompanied by guided exercises outside the classroom setting that closely approximate real field work. AST is sponsored by the Consortium for the Advanced Study of Thai, of which UC Berkeley is a member. Applications Due: February 2, 2007

See the website for application and other information: http://jsis.washington.edu/seac/ast.shtml

2) Summer Study Abroad Program in Thailand, 2006

Northwestern University
22 June to 13 August, 2006 (7 weeks)

Credit courses (all in English - choose two or all three courses)

PHILOSOPHY 260 - Introduction to Moral Philosophy
POLI SCI 354 - Southeast Asian Politics
RELIGION 210 - Introduction to Buddhism

Instructors are leading professors from Chulalongkorn, Payap & Northwestern University

Tours: to Bangkok’s Grand Palace, the Bang Pa-In palaces, and two Unesco World Heritage sites: the ancient Historic Parks of Ayutthaya & Sukhothai; & Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep temple.

Deadline is April 15 but please contact us by April 1. Information & application online: www.northwestern.edu/studyabroad/summerstudy/thailand/

Program cost: $6,180.00 for 2 courses; $8,817.00 for 3 courses. Includes:
* tuition & all non-credit guest lectures, includingclasses of Thai language & Culture
* met at Bangkok airport, Friday night, 6/23/06 & transported to lodgings by charter bus
* high quality lodgings including breakfast
* a/c twin rooms, private bath, (h./c. water) refrig., drinking water, telephone & TV
* a/c classrooms; Orientation meeting; Welcome & Farewell dinner parties
* all transportation on program excursions and field trips
* admission to excursion sites; copy of Thailand Program Handbook 2006
* Add $450 supplement for a single room. The fee does not include international airfare, health insurance, your visa, immunizations, lunches, dinners or personal spending money (Note: living expenses are low in Thailand!)

For more information:

Dana Bumpus, Program Coord.: (847) 467-2947. d-bumpus@northwestern.edu
Study Abroad Office, 630 Dartmouth Pl., 2nd floor,
Evanston, IL 60208-4195.

Program Director: Prof. Laurence Davis: ld@northwestern.edu

Deliver documents to: Study Abroad Office, 630 Dartmouth Pl., Evanston, IL 60208-4195. Tel: 847.467.6400

3) Trip to the Thai-Burma Border

Situated between India, Thailand , and China, the country of Burma has been ravaged for decades by violence, poverty, & fear. Due to the oppression of the current military regime, over 3,000 villages have been destroyed, sending over 1,000,000 people to live at the Thai-Burma Border. In conjunction with the US Campaign for Burma, UCLA's Bruin Campaign for Burma is currently arranging a trip to visit the Thai-Burma Border for 10 people. The dates for the trip are March 23-April 1, 2007. Applications are due January 21, 2007. If interested, please contact Gordon Welty at <gordonwelty@gmail.com>.

For more information on the current situation in Burma, please visit http://www.uscampaignforburma.org/ .

4) Advanced Study of Thai in Chiang Mai , Thailand

Applications Due: February 01, 2008

Program Orientation: June 21-22, 2008

Program Dates: June 23 -- August 15, 2008  

The Advanced Study of Thai Program (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 U.S. The intensive, competency-based classroom study is accompanied by guided exercises outside the classroom setting that closely approximate real field work. AST is sponsored by the Consortium for the Advanced Study of Thai.  

Generous financial aid is available.  

For more information, please contact: 206-543-9606, email: <seac@u.washington.edu>, website: http://jsis.washington.edu/seac/ast.shtml  

5) Asia-Pacific Transitional Justice and Peace-Building

Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Bangkok , Thailand

May 11-24, 2008

The Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (the ‘Summer Institute') is an advanced two-week training program designed for participants working across a broad range of fields and disciplines related to IHL and Human Rights, either within the Asia-Pacific region or with Asia-Pacific interests.  The inaugural Summer Institute will be held in Bangkok in 2008 and will focus on the theme of transitional justice and peace-building. The Summer Institute will provide participants with an in-depth look at the key mechanisms being utilized to deal with gross IHL and human rights violations committed throughout the Asia-Pacific region today.  Some of the mechanisms that will be considered during the course include: post-conflict trials (conducted by both domestic and internationalized or ‘hybrid' courts), national human rights commissions and commissions of inquiry and investigation, reconciliatory processes (including truth and reconciliation commissions), forms of delivering reparations, and forms of mediation and arbitration.  The Summer Institute will be led by international and regional experts with extensive experience in transitional justice and peace building.

The Summer Institute is being co-organized by the East-West Center , the U.C. Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center , and the Office of Human Rights and Social Development at Mahidol University . Detailed information about the Summer Institute can be found at www.eastwestcenter.org/summerinstitute. This website contains information about tuition and other costs, and the limited number of need-based scholarships that will be available. Those interested in attending the Summer Institute or knowing more about it should visit the website or contact: Michelle Staggs, Coordinator, at summerinstitute@eastwestcenter.org.

Please forward this email to any parties you believe would be interested in applying.

6) Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)  

The Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) is an eight-week (June 16 to August 8 , 2008 ) intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. It has been held since 1983 and hosted by UW-Madison in 1995-1995 and then since 2000. This coming summer will be the 25th Anniversary of SEASSI. Instruction is offered for academic credit in nine languages at the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year levels.

Burmese

Filipino

Hmong

Indonesian

Javanese

Khmer

Lao

Thai

Vietnamese  

Each language course is equivalent to two semesters of study, with full academic year credit. Instruction is given in small individualized groups taught by a team consisting of a coordinator (usually a linguist specializing in Southeast Asian language pedagogy) and teachers who are native speakers of that language.  

Generous financial aid is available.  There are varying deadlines, the first being February 2, 2008 .  

Please visit our website http://seassi.wisc.edu/  for more details, and feel free to call or email for more information (608) 263-1755; email: <seassi@intl-institute.wisc.edu>.

 

*Cambodian Academic Institutions and Short Study Programs

American Intercon School: http://www.ais.edu.kh/
ECOLE FRANÇAISE DE SIEM REAP: http://www.ecolefr-siemreap.org/
English Language Training Institute: http://www.elt.edu.kh/
International Cambodian-American School: http://www.camusa.org/
International School of Phnom Penh: http://www.ispp.edu.kh/
The Khmer School of Languages: http://www.cambcomm.org.uk/ksl/
National Institute of Business: http://www.nib.edu.kh/
Northbridge Communities International Schools Quality Home: http://www.northbridgecommunities.com/
Private Higher Education Institutions: http://www.moeys.gov.kh/en/about_moeys/private_hedu.htm#
Public Higher Education Institutions: http://www.moeys.gov.kh/en/about_moeys/public_hedu.htm
University of Cambodia: http://www.uc.edu.kh/
Zaman International School: http://www.zamanisc.org/

Other programs and institutions:

1) CENTER FOR KHMER STUDIES

Summer Junior Fellowship Program in Cambodia

Summer 2006
Deadline: April 1, 2006

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, is offering five Junior Fellowship awards for a period of two months beginning on July 1, 2006. Junior fellows will be based in Siem Reap, near the historical complex of Angkor, where CKS has its headquarters, library and conference facilities. The objective of the program is to introduce young United States undergraduate students to Cambodia and Khmer civilization, history and culture.

Some knowledge of Cambodia and/or Southeast Asia is desirable but not necessary. The Junior Fellows will attend: (a) Khmer language classes for 6 hours/week; (b) at least one weekly seminar on Khmer history, culture and civilization organized by CKS; (c) field trip(s) in the vicinity of Siem Reap; and (d) a study trip to the Cambodian capital city, Phnom Penh. Fellows will also be expected to: (e) interact with French and Cambodian Junior fellows; (f) conduct and write up a research project on a topic of their own choice (20 pages maximum; including a critical bibliography); and (g) present their research to their peers at the end of the two month program. To foster connections to the local community, volunteer opportunities can be arranged.

Junior Fellow awards include round trip airfare from the United States to Cambodia, food, local transportation and books. CKS covers accommodation, tuition and field/study trips. In addition, Junior Fellows have access to CKS’s resources in Siem Reap, including the library, Internet and lecture/presentation facilities. Expect for the study trip to the capital city, Junior Fellows are expected to remain in Siem Reap for the two months and will be under the responsibility of CKS’s Summer Fellowship Program Director.

Application Eligibility and Requirements:

Candidates must be registered as undergraduate students in a United States university at the time of application and must hold United States citizenship.
Applicants should provide the following, preferably electronically:
1. Two page statement of research topic outlining area of interest and intended learning outcomes in Cambodia
2. List of relevant completed courses
3. Scanned university transcripts with cumulative GPA (scale 1- 4)
4. Two (2) recommendations from professors (can be submitted electronically directly from professor)
5. Brief description of the applicant’s overseas experiences and extra-curriculum activities

For further information or to submit an application, please contact:
The Center for Khmer Studies Summer Fellowship Program
www.khmerstudies.org
Lesley Perlman
lperlman@khmerstudies.org
PO Box 9380 – Wat Damnak
Siem Reap, Cambodia

2) CENTER FOR KHMER STUDIES

Senior Resident Scholar Fellowship based in Siem Reap – Angkor, Cambodia

Summer 2006
Deadline: April 1, 2006

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, seeks a Senior Resident Scholar for summer 2006. The Senior Resident Scholar will be based in Siem Reap where CKS has its headquarters, library and conference facilities. The appointment covers three months from June 1 to August 31, 2006.

In addition to conducting his or her own research, the Senior Resident Scholar also serves as a lecturer and advisor for CKS’s Summer Junior Fellowship Program for undergraduates from the United States, France and Cambodia who arrive in Siem Reap on July 1 for two months. Responsibilities to the Summer Junior Fellowship Program include: holding twice monthly seminars in English on a subject of his or her choice, advising and providing guidance to the Junior Fellows for their research projects, conducting a field trip in or around Siem Reap with the junior fellows, and accompanying the junior fellows on a field trip to Phnom Penh. The Senior Resident Scholar also works closely with CKS’s Summer Fellowship Program Director who plans the academic content and logistical details of the Summer Junior Fellowship Program. At the end of the appointment period, the Senior Resident Scholar is expected to submit a report of the progress of his/her research project and assessments of the junior fellows’ research progress.

The total amount of the award is $9,000, covering all travel, research and living expenses. Expenses related to field trips are covered by CKS. In addition, the Resident Scholar has free access to CKS’s library and Internet facilities.

Eligibility and Application:
1. United States citizenship
2. Scholars of Khmer or Southeast Asian Studies. PhD students who have conducted research related to Khmer studies are also eligible and have had some experience teaching.
3. Applicants should provide the following: a two-page statement of purpose covering research plan and objective; a one-page description of potential activities and seminars related to the junior fellows program; a CV.

For further information or to submit an application, please contact
The Center for Khmer Studies Summer Fellowship Program
www.khmerstudies.org
Lesley Perlman
lperlman@khmerstudies.org
8 Street 600, Toul Kork, Phnom Penh

3) ADVANCED STUDY OF KHMER (ASK) PROGRAM

Royal University of Phnom Penh
Administered by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i
June 18 – July 27, 2007

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2007
Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/cseas/academic/ask-2007.html

The Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK) Program is an intensive six-week advanced Khmer language-training program held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It aims to fill in a void in the academic community by providing 3rd year level students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire the linguistic foundation necessary to engage in academic research, professional discourse, and cultural interaction with all segments of Cambodian society.

This immersion program focuses on advanced-level language acquisition and consists of a structured academic program of four hours of task-based language instruction every morning and to two to three hours of field trip activities in the afternoons and weekends as a group or as individual work. This ASK course is equivalent to two semesters of study. Instruction is given in small-individualized groups taught by in-country Khmer linguists in Phnom Penh. They have extensive experience in teaching Khmer as a foreign language.

The six-week program will be capped by a written and oral presentation of each participant's mini research project. Participants are encouraged to select their own topic at the beginning of the program. This experience not only adds immeasurably to their language competence, it develops greater awareness and sensitivity about another culture, and possibly of their own. In language study, immersion is fluency's best guarantee. The language immersion provided by this program is only possible in an in-country setting.

4) Advanced Study of Khmer in Phnom Penh , Cambodia  

The Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK) program is funded by the United States Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad Program and is administered by the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature at the University of Hawaii . ASK gives participants an opportunity to undergo intensive immersion language and cultural training in Cambodia . The Advanced Study of Khmer (ASK) Program is an intensive eight-week advanced Khmer language-training program held in Phnom Penh , Cambodia . It aims to fill in a void in the academic community by providing 3rd year level students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire the linguistic foundation necessary to engage in academic research, professional discourse, and cultural interaction with all segments of Cambodian society.  

Application deadline: March 3, 2008  

Generous financial aid is available.  

For more information, contact (808) 956-8070, email: <askuhm@hawaii.edu>, website: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ask/index.htm

 

 

 


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