This Week in Southeast Asian Studies (TWISEA)
October 30, 2015
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Mary Barnes (third from right) with visitors from Sibaltan, the Philippines
This week we will hear from our alumna Mary Barnes (MA Southeast Asian Studies 2014). She's currently the Outreach Coordinator for the East Asia Resource Center of UW. Her story will take us from Florida to Indonesia, the Philippines, and Washington.

I originally went to Indonesia on a lark. I think my undergraduate advisor could sense that I was feeling aimless my final year of college. He suggested applying for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant (ETA) as a logical next step given my interest in education and faraway places (my BA is in anthropology). Luckily, my alma mater, New College of Florida, has an awesome fellowships team that helped me through the process. They recommended I choose either South Korea or Indonesia since those countries 1) accommodate the most ETA's and 2) don’t require any prior language training. I opted for Indonesia because up until that time I had lived my entire life in Texas and Florida and didn’t think I could handle a real winter.
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Upcoming Events (3)

Tue, Nov 3, 6:00-7:30 PM

UW, HUB South Ballroom

Q. "UW Freshmen in Honors 100, What keeps you up at night?"
A.  "Lots of issues. Especially this: Healthcare access is limited by poverty, here and around the world."

Driven by student interest, the University Honors Program presents Global Challenges—Interdisciplinary Answers: where we explore big questions not just as intellectuals, but as potential agents of positive change.

Our first event centers on the complex interrelations between health and poverty. The format is dynamic: bring together passionate thought leaders from disparate disciplines and lead them in a fast-paced, no-gloves conversation addressing audience-generated questions.

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Tatau/Tattoo: Embodying Resistance will explore the practice and cultural significance of tattoos, highlighting the unique perspectives of the South Pacific communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Nov 6, 2015 - Oct 9, 2016

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

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Online Information Session

M.A. Southeast Asian Studies
UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies


Thu, Dec 3, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time)

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Fellowships and Funding (2)

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For general information on funding sources, including FLAS, visit the SEAC website
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