Southeast Asian Business Association (SEABA)

SEABA, the UCLA Anderson Southeast Asian Business Association, invites students to embark on an exciting exploration of Southeast Asia's rich heritage. Through professional and social activities, SEABA connects the Anderson community with the region's vibrant culture. Open to students from all programs and nationalities, SEABA serves as a platform for fostering understanding and celebration. Join SEABA to unlock a world of possibilities, forging lasting connections and discovering the captivating allure of Southeast Asia.



Southeast Asia Admit Buddy Program
Every first-year student admitted from Southeast Asia is assigned a second-year buddy to ensure a smooth transition to campus life at UCLA Anderson. Each buddy is open and available to answer any questions regarding the professional, social and cultural aspects of the Anderson student experience while building a sense of community between all Southeast Asian students.

Southeast Asian Cultural Food Treks
Every month, trips are organized to visit a cultural site that represents a particular Southeast Asian country in the incredible melting pot that is Los Angeles. In addition, a restaurant that showcases that country’s cuisine is chosen, allowing students to enjoy a delicious meal together and learn more about that region’s culture through food.

Dinner for Eight (D48s)
Members are given the valuable opportunity to have dinner in groups of 8 with SEABA alumni or Anderson students who have worked in Southeast Asia. These dinners are thematic and are organized by professional interest, industry and cuisine. This is a great way to expand social and professional networks and learn more about professional life as an Anderson graduate.

Southeast Asian Alumni Speaker Series
SEABA alumni and former students who have previously or are currently working in Southeast Asia are invited to share their insights on their Anderson and professional experiences. Students get a chance to ask questions about different paths of success at Anderson and network in an inclusive, welcoming environment.

Prospective Students Coffee Chats
These casual, informational chats between prospective students and current Anderson students or recent alumni are a way for interested Southeast Asian individuals to learn what business school life is like at Anderson. During these chats, our students engage a broader Southeast Asian population and share their unique perspective and personal experiences.

Southeast Asian MBA Conference
Top business schools from around the country gather for a weekend to foster connections between Southeast Asian MBA students and business professionals. Distinguished guest speakers share their thoughts and perspectives on the current state of business and future opportunities for Southeast Asia. The conference includes networking sessions and inter-MBA school mixers to facilitate collaboration between Southeast Asian students and professionals. The conference host rotates each academic year.

Other events organized by SEABA include the following:

  • International Food Festival (in partnership with IBA)
  • International Film Festival (in partnership with EMA)
  • Southeast Asian Lunch Hours
  • Songkran Celebration
  • Movie Nights
  • Admit Events
  • Career Events

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