Vietnam: Culture, Social Change and Development
Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Description:Through SIT courses and an independent study project, students have the opportunity to observe firsthand the dynamic changes shaping Vietnam, a country that has emerged from decades of war and isolation to become one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia. Students also explore present-day culture, differences between rural and urban culture, differences between the ethnic majority Kinh and ethnic minorities, education, the role of women, the Vietnamese family, and differences between northerners and southerners.
Requirements:Read about Research Abroad for specific requirements for the program’s independent study project.
Languages: English, Vietnamese
Language Requirements:None; however, students take an intensive language class in Vietnamese during the program.
Housing:Home stays (in Ho Chi Minh City) along with guesthouses, hostels, and small hotels
Estimated costs, Fall 2012
(See the program site for the most updated cost information.)