SEA Chat

SEA-Chat or Southeast Asian Chat is a monthly agenda that invites students to discuss one of the countries in Southeast Asia directly with students from that country. This is expected to be able to provide a real picture of the state of the country, share information, and be a way to understand each other.

SEA Chat is packaged in casual talk about countries in Southeast Asia and social, political, economic and cultural issues in each country. The participants are students or young people who are interested in Southeast Asian issues. SEA Chat usually starts with general questions about a country then students from that country answer the questions asked from the local perspective. This program brings together students from Southeast Asia who are visiting or studying in Indonesia and also a means to understand each other between students and young people from Southeast Asian countries.

CESASS has held a SEA-Chat Understanding Thailand event. On this occasion Aekachai Mike Ounupatau as a speaker and Thai student who was studying Indonesian in Yogyakarta, said that not only films, culinary and language are interesting to learn from Thailand, but their culture, Thai daily life, and stunning tourist attractions others.

In February 2017, SEA Chat raised Vietnam's culture and language as material for discussion and in collaboration with a group of Vietnamese students studying in Yogyakarta city . In Understanding Vietnam, Phan Truc Quynh, a student from Vietnam provided an overview of Vietnamese culture and language. This discussion aims to improve good understanding of Vietnam and strengthen friendship between youth from both countries.

Previous Events

SEA CHAT #23 : Fenomena Post-Truth di Media Online

Meningkatnya pengguna internet berimplikasi pada peningkatan eksistensi portal berita online. Dilansir dari data Kominfo tahun 2018, sebanyak 43.000 portal berita online telah beredar dan hanya 200 diantaranya yang terverifikasi sehingga media online kini bias akan post-truth. Pusat Studi Sosial Asia ...

SEA CHAT # 22: Literature in Southeast Asia and Latin America

As a region that is growing rapidly from various fields, Southeast Asia has similarities with Latin America. These 2 regions share the same historical background as colonialism, cultural pluralism, and spiritualism. The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CESASS) of Gadjah ...

[SEA Chat #18] Panel Discussion

SEA Chat #18: Panel Discussion “eSports in Thailand” and "Military Conscription & Transgenders" with Dallas Kennamer (Psychology, Thammasat University) and Suchanaad Dhanakoses (English, Thammasat University) at CESASS UGM Library (18/07/19). Thank you for your participation and see you at our ...