The South Asian Studies Department encourages Davidson students to widen their experience with opportunities outside the classroom. 

Please note these language courses do not fulfill Davidson's foreign language requirement.

South Asia Summer Language Institute

The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) offers the first and second year study of modern South Asian languages and Sanskrit, as well as the third year study of Hindi, Sanskrit, and Urdu. It prepares students for subsequent training domestically and abroad.

Courses include various levels (elementary, intermediate and/or advanced) of Bengali, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan and Urdu.

SASLI is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the Summer 2021 program, all courses will be offered remotely.

SASLI Information and How To Apply

Student Faculty Fellows

The ASIANetwork Student-Faculty Fellows​ (SFF) program supports faculty-led student summer projects in Asia emphasizing:

  • Current global issues in an Asian context
  • Interaction and collaboration with the people of Asia
  • Practical and professional skill development
  • Student career and professional preparation
  • Strong faculty mentorship of students

For examples of recently funded projects, see the Past Program Fellows pages.

SFF Information and How To Apply

McJimsey Student Essay Award

ASIANetwork invites undergraduate students from member institutions to submit papers for the Marianna McJimsey Award, which recognizes undergraduate student research dealing with Asia.

The winner and one or two runners-up receive invitations and funding to present their work at the Annual Conference, and the winning paper is published in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts.

Essay Award Information and How To Apply