Southeast Asians, specifically Burmese, Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Mien, Thai and Vietnamese, are historically underrepresented at UCLA and other colleges and universities. This is mainly due to our immigration history, with the majority of Southeast Asians arriving in the 1970s and afterwards. Because of this, many Southeast Asians who attend college or universities are first generation students and often affected by their refugee experiences. In order to ensure that our voices are heard, and our struggles and experiences shared, we want to increase the amount of SEA students at UCLA by hosting this special Southeast Asian Admit Weekend. Our goal is to foster a cohesive, educated community to better ourselves, our families, and our community. If you do not find any of these experiences personally relevant, or you are not Southeast Asian, don’t worry! We hope you will find the weekend to be a comfortable and educational experience nonetheless as you learn in solidarity and hopefully become an ally of our mission!