Centre Summer Language Institute

Preparing students for study, service, and research in Asia

Centre College will offer three language study programs: Thai, Japanese, and Chinese. The program runs from June 25 to July 27, 2018. These programs are part of a larger project in Asian Studies and the Environment.


REGISTER HERE (Feb. 1, 2018 through May 1, 2018)


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 25-July 27, 2018. Centre College will offer three language study programs: Thai, Japanese, 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 program.

How does the CSLI work? What is included?

Students will attend language classes 9am-12m, Monday through Friday, as well as participate in daily afternoon group study sessions (2pm-5pm), and weekend immersion excursions.

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

All currently-enrolled Centre students are encouraged to apply here. Enrollment begins on February 1, 2018 and closes May 1, 2018, or until all spots are filled. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the January 2019 study abroad courses in Japan and Thailand/Singapore.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend CSLI language sessions as well.


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. All on-campus housing and some food costs will be covered by the institute (weekday lunches and dinners included). Grant funding also offers full support for tuition and materials costs.

There are a limited number of slots available, so please register early.

How do I find out more information?

For more information, please contact the Director of the Center for Global Citizenship, Dr. 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.