The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is pleased to
announce a second round of
Foreign Languages and Areas Studies awards for Summer 2012.
The date for receipt of applications is March 1, 2012. Applicants should
be aware that they must have organized their summer program of study and
show evidence of their acceptance into the program by April 1, 2012.
SSRC's document, "on the art of writing
2012 application deadlines are:Boren Scholarships Deadline:
February 9, 2012
Each campus sets an earlier campus deadline. Boren Fellowships Deadline: January 31, 2012
Center's link for scholarships of various kinds, especially FLAS
(Foreign Language and Area Studies) fellowships, for graduate &
undergraduate language study, and the Clark & Arlene Neher Graduate
Fellowship, USINDO, and many more.
Study Abroad Malaysia: History and Culture of Southeast Asia
July 22 - August 10, 2012
Directed by Prof. Eric Jones,
Department of History
Three-week program will be of interest to students interested in history
of Southeast Asia, globalization, comparative religion, colonial and
post-colonial culture and incorporates significant time in Kuala Lumpur,
Melaka, Penang, the jungles of Sarawak and Borneo, and the agricultural
Cameron Highlands. Deadline to apply: March 15, 2012
Public Health and Health Education in
Indonesia June 4 - June 22, 2012
Directed by Prof. Tomoyuki Shibata,
Public Health Program, School of Nursing and Health Studies
Three-week program open to a wide academic audience, including students
of public health, nursing, pre-med, nutrition, geography, environmental
studies, and Southeast Asian studies. Program builds on summer 2011
research project in Makassar, Indonesia conducted by assistant public
health professor Tomoyuki Shibata in cooperation with Hasanuddin
University. Deadline to apply: March 1, 2012; limited enrollment, apply
Contest: Indonesia, Its Beauty, Diversity and Challenges deadline: October 31, 201The Writing contest is an opportunity for
anyone (US citizens) interested in Indonesia. The winner will receive a
week vacation in Indonesia. Three prizes will be awarded,
two for the
Indonesian language essay and one for the English language essay.
Essays will be judged by a panel of experts drawn from U.S. universities
and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.
Undergraduate or graduate students learning Indonesian are eligible
for a summer scholarship through the U.S. State Department’s
Critical Language Scholarship
Program. Scholarships provide fully funded, group-based intensive
language training and cultural enrichment for seven to ten weeks.
Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law,
medicine, the sciences, and the humanities, are encouraged to apply.
The Institute of International Education announces the Freeman
Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), a new nine-week exchange
program, funded by the Freeman Foundation, intended to develop student
leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. The institute
will pair ten Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with ten U.S.
undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an
Indonesian nonprofit organization. The program, arranged by IIE’s
partner organization, the Indonesian International Education Foundation
(IIEF), will run from June 15 to Aug. 17 in three cities: Jakarta,
Bandung and Yogyakarta. All program-related costs will be covered.
Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors enrolled in
U.S. institutions are encouraged to apply (online application at
The United States Department of State is pleased to announce
the upcoming scholarship competition for overseas intensive summer
language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages for
summer 2010. The on-line application for CLS Program awards will be
available November 9, 2009, and the deadline to apply will be December
18, 2009. The selection process will be administered by the Council of
American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) with awards approved by the
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The CLS Program will be administered by CAORC and the American Councils
for International Education.
for the following languages: Arabic * Azerbaijani *
Bangla/Bengali * Chinese * Hindi * Indonesian*
Japanese * Korean * Persian * Punjabi * Russian * Turkish * Urdu
The Institute of International Education announces its 201011 competition for
NSEP David L. Boren scholarships and fellowships, which provide funding for undergraduate
and graduate students to study abroad for one year to become more proficient in the
cultures and languages of world regions critical to future U.S. security. Boren scholarships, for undergraduate students, provide
up to $20,000; application deadline is Feb. 10. Boren fellowships, for graduate students, provide up to
$30,000 for language student and international research; application deadline is Jan.
28. For detailed information, see www.borenawards.org
. For questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Now hiring half-time or full-time
Graduate Staff Assistants for Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters to work in a leadership
program for Southeast Asian youth from several countries in the region (pending final
funding approval). Responsibilities include tasks related to planning and
facilitating the 25-day program. Required qualification: has studied or is
studying about Southeast Asia, and solid familiarity with American local culture. Desired
qualifications: experience in organizing or facilitating educational programs/workshops,
willingness to work flexible hours, strong communication and organizational skills,
fluency in English. Please email graduate assistant application, resume, and cover
letter describing your qualifications to email@example.com (no phone inquiries,
please.) Deadline for applications is September 4, 2009.
The deadline is fast approaching for the Student Fulbright Fellowship competition.
If you know any US citizen students with strong academic records and an interest in
studying, conducting research, or teaching abroad, please ask them to contact Sara Clayton
at 753-9526 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Sara can schedule them for an appointment with me
or with Pamela Rosenberg, who also advises Fulbright applicants.
For more information students can check out our NIU website for the Student Fulbright:
. This will also link them to the main Student Fulbright page: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html
. Here theyll find a link to Multimedia, which includes podcasts,
a blog, videos, and Twitter. (Makes one feel older just to write all of that!)
Student Fulbright is also on Facebook (of course!); students can join the group
Official Fulbright Group.
For the past two years NIU has had two students each year get funded for prestigious
Fulbright fellowships; please help us continue this strength and increase it, by referring
your outstanding students to International Programs for Fulbright advising. Many
Fulbright opportunities: Interested students also need to get an appointment with Deborah
Pierce,Ex. Director of the Division of International Programs (Williston Hall, 4th Floor),
which they can do by calling Sara Clayton: 815-753-9526, email@example.com.
The Student Fulbright Program,
sponsored by the US Department of State and coordinated in the United States by the
Institute of International Education, is a competitive fellowship program funding study or
teaching abroad at the post-baccalaureate or graduate level. In recent years NIU
students have won awards that allowed them to teach English in other countries for one
year or to conduct dissertation research vital to their doctoral degree programs. If
you are a US citizen who's a strong student with a hope to spend a year abroad witha
focused project, The Student Fulbright Program may be ideal for you.
Each year the center selects qualified students for summer Foreign
Language and Area Studies fellowships (FLAS) funded by the U.S.
Department of Education Title VI program. These fellowships, available
to both graduate and undergraduate students, provide for the study of
Southeast Asian languages at any educational institution, including
those in Southeast Asia, with top priority given to students planning to
study a language in a Southeast Asian country.
workshop set for March 31 Finishing your bachelor's
degree? Want to teach English in Indonesia? How about enrolling in a
master's degree program in Malaysia? Need to conduct your dissertation
research, or just a post-master's research project, in Cambodia or the
The U.S. State Department's Student Fulbright Program, coordinated by
the Institute of International Education (IIE), allows students to teach
English abroad for a year or to conduct postgraduate dissertation
Interested students can learn more at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at a
student Fulbright workshop in the Heritage Room at the Holmes Student
Center. Featured speakers will be Lauren Hansen, current Fulbrighter in
Germany, and IIE representative Megan Spillman.
A faculty workshop is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in
the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center.
***Grant/Fellowship writing workshop for SEAS graduate
On Wednesday, January 27 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Eric
Jones will be conducting a Grants/Fellowship writing workshop for
graduate students pursuing Southeast Asian studies. The workshop will be
held in the Illinois Room, Holmes Student Center. Students will need to
bring 3 copies of their statement of purpose and come having read the
"The Art of Writing Proposals"
Foundation plans to make 25-30 grants for the advanced study of modern Chinese, Japanese,
Korean and Southeast Asian language
during the 2007/2008 academic year. These
grants are intended for those pursuing professional, academic, or business careers that
involve the regular use of an Asian language. The grants fund a year of advanced language
study at an institution in Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language
program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the
financing of private tutorials under the terms set forth in the application instructions.
The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living
costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses. Deadline for
applications: Postmarked by December 30, 2006. For application forms and further
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Here's a link to the video,
plus translation, of the song Pak Ahmat and Bu Silvia showed on Tuesday. It is
from an Indonesian movie, "Heart," which, of course, can be seen on YouTube (here's a link to the first section).
And here's an
article about the singer, (and star of the movie) Acha Septriasa, one of (somebody's
list of) Top Ten Hottest Women, an Indonesian living in Malaysia (at least over the