The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) houses one of the longest-sustained programs on Southeast Asia in the world. Serving as U-M's premier campus resource on this diverse and dynamic world region, the center strives to build a vibrant community of Southeast Asian scholars. Through its academic and cultural programs, scholarship opportunities, and seminars abroad, CSEAS seeks to integrate the world into the university. 

As a designated National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education, CSEAS supports the teaching on several languages designated as areas of national need, and are of increasing importance in today's work force. Please see the "Consultations with Federal Agencies on Areas of National Need" to learn more about which languages are critical for which sectors. 

CSEAS runs a number of academic programs, including a lecture series and frequently, conference. Please navigate through this site using the sidebar.