Choose your own route in your third year
The third year of your Bachelor’s programme offers even more flexibility and freedom of choice, with one half of the study credits in both the first semester (normally spent abroad – see below) and the second semester (spent in Leiden) coming from elective courses, including courses offered from outside the South and Southeast Asian Studies programme. Alternatively, it is also possible in the second semester to organise an internship or work placement.
In the first half of their third year, those students learning Hindi and Indonesian will spend a semester abroad in (respectively) India or Indonesia, where they will take classes at a local university. This experience of linguistic and cultural immersion is a signature element of the South and Southeast Asian Studies programme. For students of Sanskrit and Tibetan, parallel options are available (see Over the border ).