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.
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
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
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.