Centre Summer Language Institute

Preparing students for study, service, and research in Asia

Centre College will offer three language study programs: Thai, Malay, and Chinese. The program runs from June 27 to July 29. These programs are part of a larger project in Asian Studies and the Environment.


REGISTER HERE (now through May 13)


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the CSLI?


Khao Sam Roi Yot, Prachup Khiri Khan, Thailand

The Centre Summer Language Institute (CSLI) will open its doors on Centre’s campus June 27-July 29, 2016 and again in Summer 2018. Centre College will offer three language study programs: Thai, Malay, and Chinese. These programs are funded by a Luce Initiative for Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, and are part of a larger project in Asian Studies and the Environment. Students will not receive academic credit for their participation, but will receive a certificate for their successful completion of the CSLI.







How does the CSLI work? What is included?

Students will participate in language instruction activities (9am-12pm) Monday through Friday. Students participating in research with faculty will have mornings (8-9am) and afternoons available for those commitments, while all other students are encouraged to attend daily group study sessions (2pm-5pm).











How can I be part of this? How do I register?

All currently-enrolled Centre students are encouraged to apply here. Enrollment begins on March 17 and closes May 13, or until all spots are filled. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the January 2017 study abroad courses in Thailand and Malaysia.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend CSLI language sessions.














Deer Cave in Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia

What about room and board? What is included?

Students will live, learn, and study primarily on campus. Some meals will be covered by the CSLI, and other meals will be the student’s responsibility. Grant funding offers full support for on-campus housing for a limited number of students, so register early. All instruction is covered by the CSLI through grant support.


How do I find out more information?

For more information contact Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies and Director of the Centre Summer Language Institute, Kyle Anderson: kyle.anderson@centre.edu.



Centre College, a top-50 national liberal arts college, attracts bright, highly motivated students from across the country and around the world; 85 percent of its graduates have studied abroad at least once. Centre is committed to developing global citizens, and this program emphasizes global diversity and awareness issues that are critical to any student preparing for higher education.

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Environmental Studies at Centre

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Asian Studies at Centre

During the normal academic year, Centre College students can enroll in Chinese and Japanese language classes, along with additional courses in Asian Studies.