Southeast Asia is a diverse and dynamic region of the world. With its population of over 580 million, about one in every ten persons in the world today is a Southeast Asian. Global interaction with the region has been on the rise in terms of tourism, foreign direct investments, education, World Bank development activities, social movements, and global environmental change issues. These local-global dynamics cannot be understood fully without experiencing the livelihoods, culture, ecology, and political societies of Southeast Asia. This program is designed for students to experience, live, and learn on the ground.