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Vietnam: Culture, Social Change & Development

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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.

Program Type: Affiliated

Terms: 

  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Requirements: 

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must:

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a SIT application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Vietnamese

Housing: 

Home stays (in Ho Chi Minh City) along with guesthouses, hostels, and small hotels. Meals throughout the program period are covered either by SIT Study Abroad directly or through a stipend provided to each student, or through the homestay.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2016: $23,185

Billed by Northwestern: $20,595

Estimated additional costs: $2,590

  • Airfare: $800
  • Local travel: $375
  • Books & supplies: $50
  • Personal expenses: $1,125
  • Visa: $90
  • HTH: $150

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid for study abroad is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.