CET Vietnam

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Looking to experience international development in action? CET Vietnam gives you the chance to roll up your sleeves and conduct service-learning internships at local non-profits and NGOs. Multidisciplinary courses, taught in English, provide background knowledge for hands-on experiences, and challenge you to look for broader applications of the theories you learn. You'll also study Vietnamese language and live with a Vietnamese roommate. The fall and spring programs approach development through multiple lenses including public health and the environment, while the summer program focuses on public health. A Traveling Seminar takes you to Cambodia and the Mekong Delta, where you'll tour, visit, engage, taste, discuss, ride, and travel. All CET Vietnam programs are open to students of all majors and language levels, including heritage learners.

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based on 16 reviews
  • Academics 7.9
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 8.9
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My Vietnam Experience

I would usually have one or two classes a day. Vietnamese language classes were intensive and three hours three days a week. The teachers from VLS were all very friendly and welcoming. The classes taken with CET were also very interesting and really helped me to adjust to the new environment I found myself in. For meals, my friends and I loved to go to the small restaurants in an alleyway nearby CET. The food was always delicious but you do have to be wary of the quality of water. The workload was not too stressful so we had plenty of free time to explore the city. There are many fun small markets and stores to check out. One of the highlights was definitely spring break when my friends and I travelled to Sapa and Ha Long Bay. One difficulty we encountered was theft. When walking on the street, one has to be very careful because someone will probably try to steal your purse or phone. It is important to be aware and cautious.

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Thanks for taking the time to write a review on your CET program! It's always wonderful to hear about your experiences abroad and is invaluable to us as we help new students make the most of their study abroad experience. Please stay in touch! Join our LinkedIn group; follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram; and feel free to contact us if you'd like to discuss any aspect of your experience further. -Shelley Jessee, CET staff

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CET Academic Programs is a study abroad organization that has been developing and delivering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. Originally “China Educational Tours,” CET began operations in Beijing, and today offers a varied portfolio...