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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
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Accommodation: Homestay Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

Examine economic and social change in the cultural context of Vietnam, one of Asia’s most dynamic and rapidly changing countries.

WHY STUDY DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAM?

Vietnam’s rising status as a nation of extraordinary growth and socioeconomic change is matched only by its ecological and cultural attractions, which include six biosphere reserves and seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. Study Vietnam’s rich history, overcoming decades of war and isolation through social, political, and economic transformation to become one of Asia’s strongest economies. Meet government officials, Vietnamese National Assembly members and speakers with the Fulbright Program Center, as well as local university students who attend SIT lectures and can help you experience their culture. Observe international and local NGOs such as Oxfam and UNICEF. Experience indigenous music, arts, dress, and traditions. Visit the capital city of Hanoi, the cradle of Vietnamese civilization. Explore Hue, Vietnam’s last imperial city and home to the Forbidden Citadel and its tombs. Trek to the Phong Nha caves system and see the oldest karst mountains of Asia, formed 400 million years ago. Live with a Vietnamese host family in Ho Chi Minh City, the program’s base, and assist in a community-led service project.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS

  • How Vietnam emerged as one of Asia’s strongest economies
  • Impacts of war, development, and tourism on fragile cultural sites
  • Shifting gender relations and development pressures
  • Social and political issues caused by rapid development
  • Challenges of sustainable development and prosperity
  • Microfinance and how start-up businesses grow

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

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