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Eric Jones, acting director for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (from left), assistant Director Jui-Chang Wang and 13 of the 15 2018-2019 Foreign Language Area Studies Fellows pose in front of the center.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies receives $2.5M grant for sixth time

By Taher Zeitoun | March 3, 2019

DeKALB — The Center for Southeast Asian Studies was recognized as an outstanding cultural center after being awarded $2.5 million in government funding which will be allocated to the center and its students’ educational expenses.The $2.5 million grant...

I Younan An, senior political science major and Lincoln Laureate award winner, smiles during a trip he took to Mount Rushmore. 

Cambodian student one of four to receive the Lincoln Laureate award

By Taher Zeitoun | November 16, 2018

DeKALB — International Cambodian student I Younan An, who is also a senior political science major, proves anything is possible by becoming the first international NIU student to win the Lincoln Laureate award. An said he believes taking advantage...

Lecture series prompts discussion about Cambodian religious monument

By Taher Zeitoun | October 29, 2018

DeKALB — As part of its Southeast Asia Lecture Series, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies hosted Mitch Hendrickson to present his lecture ”Steely Places and Angkorian Spaces.”Hendrickson has been teaching Anthropology at the University of Illinois...

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5 Reasons for Millennials to Explore Cambodia

By Sarah Fischer | September 5, 2018

Let’s face it, we all want to travel. Many of us have a desire to step outside our comfort zone - even if only a little bit - and bring home memories that can only be experienced once in a lifetime. However, the question always rises, “I want to travel...

Students redefine holidays

By Clarissa Hinshaw | November 21, 2016
Sim Chin, director of the International Student and Faculty Office, discusses how international students can celebrate Thanksgiving even though they are native to other countries.
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