Southeast Asian Studies Program

The Southeast Asian Studies Program (SEASP)

Southeast Asian Studies Program

The Southeast Asian Studies Program (SEASP)

Study programs focusing on Human rights and politics, Economic development and business and Cultures and societies of Southeast Asia

On the Southeast Asian Studies Program, you will find great opportunities to study the cultural life of Thailand and Southeast Asia in the classroom and also in the community and surrounding countryside.

Expert lecturers share the history, economics, language, social structure and culture, religious life, and artistic spirit in the classroom and students also spend time living life alongside villagers, exploring historical ruins and walking the streets of Chiang Mai.

Programs range from 1-3 weeks to full semester long study opportunities.

About the Southeast Asian Program (SEASP)

The Southeast Asian Studies Program (SEASP) offers semester and yearlong programs which have a foundation in Thai language courses and introduction to Thai society courses.

The programs provide additional electives in the social sciences and arts, as well as advanced language study. Village home stays, field trips, and cultural and service activities provide the context for students to learn about Thailand and its people through direct contact, integrating learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

SEASP also offers short immersive programs comprised of lectures intertwined with experiences around northern Thailand.  Participants will gain valuable insight as they study the culture, society, religions, and human rights. Like the longer courses, these short programs offer village home stays, field trips, and cultural and service activities that contextualize the learning experience.

These programs are for overseas students primarily interested in becoming acquainted with the Thai language and knowledgeable about Thai and Southeast Asian culture in general.

SEASP offers study programs focusing on three main areas:

  • Human rights and politics
  • Economic development and business
  • Cultures and societies of Southeast Asia

As ASEAN develops, it is vital to understand each culture as this will grant insight into how ASEAN functions as a whole. We offer a particular focus on the mainland Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

SEASP  Programs


Semester Courses:

SEASP offers Semester courses that follow a structure of classroom based teaching and extensive excursions that focus on both local and national cultural experiences.


Short Courses/Special Programs:

SEASP offers short courses (1-3 weeks in duration) and special programs that are tailored to your institution and academic requirements.  This includes language requirements, service learning and cultural exchanges.