Studying in Vietnam allowed me to discover a part of me as a Vietnamese American. Past Review

By (Business - Management, The University of Texas at Austin) for

CET Vietnam

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
yes! It was the best experience of my college, of my life! As a Vietnamese American, it allowed me to learn a part of who i am and where I am from. It helped me to be more independent and gave me the confident in adjusting to a different place.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Workload- fair grading system- Fair Teaching methods - Great!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Strengths - She was knowledgeable about the country, she was fluent in the language, she was extremely helpful in helping us adjust being abroad and how to get the most out of our experience in Vietnam.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

We lived in a guesthouse...Safe with friendly staff!

* Food:

GREAT FOOD! i miss it now that i am back home.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The events that were arranged by the program were so incredible! i felt that it really helped me to immerse in the culture and to see everything about Vietnam. I just loved everything about it! My most memorable experience was getting to live with a guest family in the Mekong Delta where we stayed along the water canals.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I was overall pretty safe but i didn't always feel that I was safe.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? no


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
Language acquisition improvement?

I'm Vietnamese so i understood Vietnamese but my writing and speaking skills were not that great. I practiced with my roommate, the locals, and family members I met in Vietnam. I spoke english to my American classmates and sometimes roommate.

If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Other
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Environmental Sustainablity

Course Department:
Instructor: Phuong
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I learned so much about the environment in this course, not only for Vietnam but our world.
Credit Transfer Issues: Gave me the credit i need for graduation