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Fact Sheet:
Candice Snowden
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Service Learning, Vietnamese Language & Culture
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Vietnamese
Language Prerequisite:
0 College-Level Semester
Language Credits Available:
3 credits
Program Provider:
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Summer Program Duration:
4-8 weeks
Family Home Stay, Guest House
Minimum Class Standing:
1st Semester Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
Classification of Credits Available:
Program Description:

Summer Service in Rural Vietnam

hiking through jungle

This is a program for students who seek a life-altering study abroad experience. Students devote a summer to international service—they perform group service projects (much of it manual labor) in the rural Vietnamese countryside, working and living alongside local university students. Students leave the program with the kind of pride that only the most gratifying of experiences can inspire. The program is open to students of all majors and language levels—from beginners to heritage learners.

Study Abroad in Rural Vietnam: Features

  • Two summer term options: 4 weeks or 8 weeks
  • Group service projects in the rural countryside: painting walls, transporting bricks, teaching English
  • Résumé-building experience: teamwork, creativity, problem solving
  • Contextual coursework in Vietnamese language and studies
  • Local roommates
  • No language prerequisite
Visit the CET website to learn more about this program.

Vietnamese Studies & Service-Learning in Ho Chi Minh City

CET Vietnam is for challenge-loving students who want something different from their term abroad. Students conduct service-learning projects at philanthropic organizations in Ho Chi Minh City. They tackle Vietnamese language and explore their environs with a Vietnamese roommate. The program accepts students of all majors and language levels--from beginners to heritage learners. Students interested in the summer term should visit the CET Summer Service in Rural Vietnam program.

Study Abroad in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Features

  • Service-learning projects
  • Vietnamese language classes at all levels
  • No language prerequisite
  • One core course that introduces critical issues in Vietnam: recent history, environmental sustainability, gender inequality and economic development
  • Academic excursions that get students out into the city
  • Local roommates
Visit the CET website to learn more about this program.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 05/01/2018 ** 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.