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.
Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to draw upon the expertise of more than 40 faculty affiliates who are distinguished scholars of the Southeast Asian region in fields such as anthropology, political science, history, business, public health, nursing, music, and literature. Beginning through advanced language training is also available in Filipino, Indonesian, Javanese, Thai, and Vietnamese.