Be Bold and come to Loyola's Vietnam Center in Ho Chi Minh City, where you can explore all of the beauty and excitement of Southeast Asia. You will experience firsthand an emerging region full of life and adventure, and you'll soon realize that th... read more
My semester abroad widened my previously Western perspective on social, political, and economic development. Through visits to historical sites and immersion in conversations with locals, I was able to learn so much about Vietnam and Asia. I furthered my own independence and traveled to multiple different cities within Vietnam, ... Claire Berger - Saint Joseph's University View Entire Review
Yes, experience and memories of a lifetime. Growth is incomparable Rabia Farishta - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
Honestly, so many things. I have met people that I would have never met otherwise, American and Vietnamese alike, creating possible connections for the future. I learned so many interesting things that if I hadn't been in the country, might have been almost impossible to be able to learn. The main thing is the memories that I w... Nina Sakiri - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
The most important thing I learned was my true passions and capabilities. I found that I was truly passionate about emerging markets and ended up dedicating my education and career to working in them. I also found that I love the every-day adventures of living in another country and which is why I continue to live and work abroa... A student - Marist College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about cultural immersion and how to properly research in other countries. The connections with the locals will still have the most lasting impact above everything else. A student - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
Cultural awareness A student - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I gained much insight into my personal identity as an American, as ironic as that may be. I learned about the impacts of the globalized economy, spearheaded by American politics. I also learned much in the way of patience. Not everything moves as quickly as the American mentality wishes it would. There is not a day that goes by ... Audrey K - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I gained a new sense of myself and a heightened appreciation for the country, the culture, and the people living there. Samantha Ambrose - Saint Joseph's University View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile! I learned a lot about the place and gained a valuable perspective about the country and the region. Fiona Hanley - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
100% worthwhile. There is a whole world out there that I didn't know existed before this study abroad program. Allison C - Universidad Loyola Andalucia View Entire Review
I gain knowledge of other cultures work practices and customs as well as a love for the food and people. A student - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
The first two obvious things for me are the Vietnamese culture and language, but more importantly it gave me time to reflect on myself. So yes, it was worthwhile. Dani M - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I learned a lot of humility, and made some amazing friends who I still talk to. Brian B - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
My time at the Loyola Vietnam Center was the most influential experience of my undergraduate career. Wilson P - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
Be Bold and come to Loyola's Vietnam Center in Ho Chi Minh City, where you can explore all of the beauty and excitement of Southeast Asia. You will experience firsthand an emerging region full of life and adventure, and you'll soon realize that this is not your average study abroad program. Our program is a unique opportunity for students to engage in and learn about the social, cultural, political and economic dynamics currently shaping contemporary Vietnam. All courses are taught in English by Vietnamese faculty and there is no language requirement.
Our Vietnam Center is spread out over various points across Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) which enables students to interact and engage with their surroundings on a daily basis. Students can further immerse themselves in HCMC and enrich their academics by
participating in an optional service learning, business internship, or environmental research placement.
The city is a hub from which you can see many places in this exciting region through planned academic excursions and your own personal travel.
A highlight of our program are our Partner students. These are Vietnamese college students living in the same residence hall as you that you will be paired with for the duration of a semester. These students speak English well and are your inside guide to your new home. They will show you the best spot for a bowl of pho, join you on an outing to the markets or karaoke, and maybe even take you home to meet their family!
If you are looking for an immersive adventure with the
familiarity of an American university, look no further than studying abroad
with The Vietnam Center. To apply or learn more, please visit our website and check out our Instagram page to see what our students have experienced while abroad with us.
Fall or Spring Semesters, Ranging from $500 - $2,500