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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CET Academic Programs 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Candice Snowden
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
All majors welcome, Asian Studies, Political Science, Public Health, Service Learning
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Vietnamese
Language Prerequisite:
0 College-Level Semester
Program Type:
Community Service Learning, Independent Research, Language & Culture Studies, Study Abroad
Guest House
In Classes With:
All US Students
Minimum Class Standing:
1st Semester Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
Classification of Credits Available:
Full-time, Grad Credits, Undergraduate Credits
Program Description:

Public Health & Service-Learning in Ho Chi Minh City

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CET Vietnam is for students interested in witnessing international development up close. As an emerging Asian nation, Vietnam faces local challenges that have global relevance—public health infrastructure, deforestation, long-term economic and health impacts of war. CET Vietnam students have the opportunity to not only examine these challenges, but gain hands-on experience trying to solve them. They conduct service-learning, take multidisciplinary electives, learn Vietnamese, and live with English-speaking local roommates. This is a program for reflective, curious, challenge-seeking students. There is no language prerequisite.

Study Abroad in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Features

  • Service-learning internships in a variety of social sectors, including Public Health (hospital internships may be possible for students with medical experience)
  • Electives in Public Health, Asian Studies, International Relations and other disciplines
  • Vietnamese language classes at all levels
  • English-speaking local roommates
  • No language prerequisite
Visit the CET website to learn more about this program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 12/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.