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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CET Academic Programs 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate student Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: With program group Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Vietnamese Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Internship Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Leah Hicks Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Foreign Affairs, History, Internship, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology, Vietnamese
Program Description:

CET Vietnam: Development Studies

CET Vietnam excursion
CET Vietnam is for students interested in seeing international development in action. Conduct internships at local philanthropic organizations. Take multidisciplinary courses, taught in English, that contextualize your hands-on experiences. Study Vietnamese language and live with a Vietnamese roommate.

Pursue an Internship. Study Development. Live in Emerging Asia.

  • Service-learning internships in local non-profits, foundations and schools
  • An option to conduct a semester-long guided research project in lieu of an internship
  • Electives that examine the challenges of development in Vietnam: women & gender relations, public health, environmental development
  • Traveling Seminar to North & Central Vietnam
  • Excursion to the Mekong Delta 
  • Hands-on exposure to the local community
  • Vietnamese language classes at all levels
  • Local roommates
  • No language prerequisite
Visit the CET website to learn more about this program.