Loyola University Chicago: Ho Chi Minh City - Study Abroad Vietnam Center

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  • Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Intensive Language, Research

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Leave ordinary behind 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 see firsthand an emerging region full of life and adventure, and you'll soon realize ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 5.0
Based on 7 Reviews
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September 06, 2019 Indescribable
Yes, experience and memories of a lifetime. Growth is incomparable - 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... - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
August 21, 2019 Life Changing
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... - 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. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
Past Review Adventure
Cultural awareness - 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 ... - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
September 03, 2019 Really Good!
It was so worthwhile! I learned a lot about the place and gained a valuable perspective about the country and the region. - 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. - 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. - 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. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
I learned a lot of humility, and made some amazing friends who I still talk to. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
My time at the Loyola Vietnam Center was the most influential experience of my undergraduate career. - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review

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Leave ordinary behind 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 see 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 experience and learn about the social, cultural, political and economic dynamics currently shaping contemporary Vietnam. All courses are taught in English by Vietnamese faculty.

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 BK 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. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Vietnamese Language, Literature
  • Literature
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Year Founded:
2011
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Loyola University Chicago Scholarships

Fall or Spring Semesters, Ranging from $500 - $2,500

Ranging from $500 - $2,500

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Eligibility: Financial need and eligible to apply for The Vietnam Center

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Eligibility: Financial need and eligible to apply for The Vietnam Center

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