Now, more than ever, the Southeast Asian Institute has made a significant disruption in the world of learning. Academic programs that used to be expensive and available only in foreign countries are now made accessible to everyone in the Philippines. Most importantly, indigenous communities in Mindanao like the Subanens are given scholarship windows for them to finish courses free! The Southeast Asian Institute is the first and only Photography and Film School in Mindanao. It also offers the ONLY Senior High School with flexible, full online, app-based non-printed modular learning system.
Over the years, it has lead the academic community in advancing modern and non-structured educational systems. It is the first to adopt competency-based curricula in the region and the first technical education institution to offer trainings online even before the inception of the TESDA Online Program.