Crossing borders in your third year
All students of South and Southeast Asian Studies spend the first semester of their third year abroad.
Off to Asia
The quickest way to obtain a really good command of a new language is to use that language every day in a country where it is routinely spoken. Intensive contact with local people is of course also good for developing intercultural understanding, skills, and appreciation. For the benefit of its South and Southeast Asian Studies BA students, Leiden University has standard ‘semester abroad’ arrangements with the University of Hyderabad in India, and with Gadjah Mada University (Yogyakarta) in Indonesia.
More information about the exchange to the University of Hyderabad.
Or a European city
You can also decide to study in another European country. The South and Southeast Asia department has excellent contacts with universities in the following cities: