• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• Completion of one course in East or Southeast Asian History is recommended
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to degree-seeking students. Preference is given to UW-Madison students.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


East Asian Studies, history, Southeast Asian Studies

Classroom Language



Hostels, Hotels, Local Hosts, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Winter Intersession: Late December – Mid-January

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Winter Intersession 2015-16  10/2/2015
Extended Deadline: 10/15/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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UW Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia

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Study the Chinese Diaspora while traveling through Southeast Asia! Students from diverse majors are encouraged to participate in this UW-Madison faculty-led seminar entitled "The Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia." 

This course offers a unique and exciting opportunity to study the history and culture of the Chinese diaspora in SE Asia. For centuries, Chinese immigrant communities have played (and continue to play) an important role in the economics, politics, and culture in the countries of SE Asia. Students in this course will learn first-hand some of the history and culture of Chinese living in SE Asia, when and why they came, and the nature of their interactions with other members of the SE Asian cultures of which they are a part. As part of this process we will also study some of the histories and cultural experiences of the countries visited to help contextualize the Chinese experience.

Sponsored by The Center for East Asian Studies and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, this 3-week traveling program travels to different cities and countries throughout Southeast Asia. The program will travel to Indonesia in 2014-2015 and in 2015-2016.  Places to visit in 2015-2016 may include: Jakarta, Semarang, Yogya, Surabaya, Malang, Ubud, and Kuta. program will also visit Chinese communities where students will be asked to interview residents about some aspect of their lives. These questions will be formulated with the assistance of the instructor.