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  • Locations: Da Nang, Vietnam; Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam; Dong Van, Vietnam; Ha Giang, Vietnam; Hanoi, Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: May
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May 2019 12/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
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Faculty Leaders:  Fred Johnson (, Scott VanderStoep (

Program Dates: May 2019

Location:  We will spend 14 days in Vietnam, visiting Ha Noi, Ha Giang Province, Dien Bien Phu, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). We will also spend one day in Hong Kong before departing for home.

            Program fee: $2,000
            Airfare: $1,500 (Billed directly with program fee)
            Tuition cost: $2,100 (estimated)
            Total: $5,600

Course Options - 4 credits (choose one course):
HIST 131 (CH2)
HIST 208 (CH2)
IDS 492 (SRS)
**All courses fulfill GLI requirement

Important Dates: 
            Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
            Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2018

Program Overview: 
The course will explore the history and culture of Vietnam. The course will have a history component and a social sciences/human services component. We will examine Vietnam's military history, particularly with respect to its French and American wars. We will also explore various service providers in Vietnam to examine how the country provides services to those on the margins. We will engage with staff members and clients at an HIV clinic, a woman's shelter, and a child-protection center. We will also visit two UN-sponsored facilities, one of which will be a clinic in a Hmong village near the China boarder that trains local women to be midwives in a rural and underserved area.

Preparation:  The course will meet once a week in the Spring semester. These weekly meetings will provide a foundation for writing the life view paper for those who take the course for Senior Seminar and to learn about our visit sites in advance.