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American Institute of Indian Studies

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) offers a wide variety of opportunities for students and scholars interested in traveling to India or doing research on India. Their services include assistance for travel to India including visa applications, travel arrangements, and financial arrangements. Additionally, AIIS oversees the Center for Art and Archaelogy (CAA), which purposes to advance the knowledge resources of the South Asian region. AIIS has created the Archives and research Center for Ethnomusicology (ARCE) with the goal of brining together recorded collections of the music and oral traditions of India in order to support documentation, preservation, and dissemination. AIIS also supports intensive language study and research fellowships.

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The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) 

AISLS was established in 1995 to foster excellence in American research and teaching on Sri Lanka, and to promote the exchange of scholars and scholarly information between the United States and Sri Lanka. The Institute serves as the professional association for US-based scholars and other professionals who are interested in Sri Lanka.

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Asian Politics and History Association

Asian Politics and History Association is a non-political, non-profit academic society organized by scholars of Asian studies. Established in 2011 in Hong Kong, APHA currently has members from Asian-Pacific, European and North American countries. APHA supports the Journal of Asian Politics & History, an academic journal published twice a year beginning in October 2012.

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The Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

AAS is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 8,000 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind.

Through its publications, online resources, regional conferences, and annual conference, the AAS provides its members with a unique and invaluable professional network.

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H-ASIA is a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. The primary purpose of H-ASIA is to enable historians and other Asia scholars to easily communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new articles, books, papers, approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to test new ideas and share comments and tips on teaching. H-Asia is especially committed to discussing region wide, comparative and professional issues important to scholars of Asia.

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Real USA

Real USA provides cross-cultural education exchange services for Chinese students pursuing higher education in the United States. For more information, visit them at


Youth For Understanding

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A non-profit international educational organization with partners in more than 60 different countries, Youth For Understanding is one of the world’s oldest, largest and most respected intercultural exchange programs. More than 250,000 students and their host families have benefited from the support and expertise of YFU. The YFU global network is united by the belief that full cultural immersion is the most effective means to gain the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly multicultural, interconnected and competitive global society. Hosting a Youth For Understanding exchange student is a chance to share your story, traditions and customs with others while discovering a new culture right in your own home. If your family is open to new and enriching experiences – willing to provide guidance, love and support to a young person embarking on a journey of self-discovery – hosting a YFU student is for you! We currently have students looking for Host Families from all over the world, including Japan, China, and Thailand. Please visit our website at to view students and apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Lucy Trankina at or 202-774-5323.