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Announcement of SEASREP's Travel Grants for the 3rd Southeast Asia Traveling Classroom

The Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program (SEASREP) Council is now accepting applications for its 3rd Southeast Asia Traveling Classroom Program. The study tour will take place in the Philippines from 25 April to 6 May 2001.

The program aims to enrich existing undergraduate or graduate courses on Southeast Asia by providing first-hand exposure to the culture, history and contemporary reality of Southeast Asian countries; enable Southeast Asian students (undergraduate and graduate) to interact with and learn from one another; and serve as the basis for future networking in the region.

Twenty-four travel grants are available to Southeast Asian students from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. The class will consist of six (6) students each from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, accompanied by a faculty coordinator from each country. The grant covers airfare, board and lodging, and domestic transportation within the Philippines.

The travel grant is open to Southeast Asian students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the field of arts or social sciences with good scholastic standing and moral character at any of the eight universities listed below. First year students as well as those who have previously joined a study tour covering or traveled to more than three (3) Southeast Asian countries are not qualified. The applicant must have taken at least one Southeast Asian course (in the arts, social sciences or the language of another Southeast Asian country) with a grade of B ("good") or better. Also, applicants must be conversant in English, the traveling classroom's medium of instruction. The applicant must also be in good health, and must be interested to try out new cuisine and to engage in multi-cultural interaction.

The classroom will visit the University of the Philippines, several institutions and other historic places in the Philippines, with lectures provided along the way. In particular, the classroom will visit Intramuros and Fort Santiago in Manila. The lecture-tour will also bring the students to Pampanga, Baguio City, Pangasinan and Ilocos Sur. Halal food cannot be provided in the trips. However, non-pork viands can be arranged. Participants will be required to write an essay and participate in group discussions in the course of the trip.

For guidelines and application forms, please contact:

Faculty Coordinator of UP and ADMU:

Prof. Miriam Coronel Ferrer
Director, Third World Studies Center
Palma Hall Basement
College of Social Sciences and the Philosophy
University of the Philippines
Tel/fax no. (632) 920-5428

Faculty Coordinator of UGM and UI:

Dr. Bambang Purwanto
Head, Department of History
Faculty of Letters
Gadjah Mada University
Jl. Nusantara 1, Bulaksumur
Yogyakarta 55281
Tel: (62-274) 513-096
Fax: (62-274) 513-096

Faculty Coordinator of TU and CU:

Dr. Charnvit Kasetsiri
Department of History
Thammasat University
2 Phra-Chan Road
Bangkok, 10200
Tel: (662) 224-8099
Fax: (662) 882-1320

Faculty Coordinator of UKM And UM:

Dr. Rozainee Khairudin
Psychology Department
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
UKM Bangi, Selangor
Tel: (603) 8929-2286/2210
Fax: (603) 8929-3541

Deadline for applications: 7 December 2000

Application Requirements:

Documents to be submitted to the Faculty Coordinator:

1. Completed application forms (available from the Faculty Coordinator of the eight participating countries)
2. True copy of grades
3. hort essay on "Democratization in Southeast Asia" in English (1,000 words). The essay may focus on the case of selected Southeast Asian countries or the region as a whole.
4. Letter of consent from parent(s) or guardian
5. Medical Certificate
6. Statement of willingness to pay for airport taxes (in home country and country to be visited), travel insurance, and other costs that will exceed the amount of the grant.

Participating universities: INDONESIA University of Indonesia and Gadjah Mada Universityo MALAYSIA University of Malaya and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysiao PHILIPPINES University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila Universityo THAILAND Thammasat University and Chulalongkorn University

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