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Education, Language, and Culture of Vietnam

Location: Cities and villages of Vietnam

Course: EDUC 255

In this southeast Asian country, 1,000-year-old traditions are alive and respected. Exploring the mesmerizing city of Saigon and surrounding villages allows students to observe traditional Vietnamese and contemporary international educational practices in local schools. Traveling to the Central Highlands and exploring the town of Da Lat (City of Eternal Spring), visiting local orphanages, learning basic Vietnamese language skills, encountering the long-tailed macaque monkey on Monkey Island, snorkeling through coral reefs around Hon Tre Island, and visiting the white beaches of Mui Ne is all part of becoming engaged in the Vietnamese culture.

Instructors: Assistant Professor of Education Gregory Smith and Alana Smith
Length of program: 23 days

Casey Mullaney '12

My experience at Hartwick College would not have been possible without the scholarships that I received. If I had the opportunity to thank the people who donated to those scholarships, I’d take them to my cabin at Pine Lake, make them a cup of Malian tea, show them my pictures, and just try to communicate what the past four years have meant to me because it’s been incredible and I am so happy I was able to be here.

- Casey Mullaney '12

Triple major in English, French and religious studies; now working for the Center for Community Alternatives, NYC
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