Multiple Locations +2
  • Vietnam
    • Hanoi
  • Online
Academic Year, Fall, Short Term, Spring, Spring Break, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Asian Studies Business Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies East Asian Studies Ecology Environmental Studies Global Studies History Human Rights Indigenous Cultures International Business Natural Sciences Peace Studies Service Learning Sociology Sustainable Development +7

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level


Price Details
Please contact IPSL for program fees. This program can be customized to suit your interests, goals and budget. Fee can include: Tuition and academic fees; academic transcript; on-site and on-line orientation and pre-departure materials; homestay housing; partial board; service placement and supervision; health insurance; pick-up and drop off at airport upon arrival and departure; academic excursions; administrative fees; and pre-departure materials.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
What's Included (Extra)

The fees, for this customizable program, can cover tuition, lodging, international airfare, airport transfers, orientations, excursions, service-learning placement and oversight and emergency medical/evacuation insurance. Work with IPSL's program director to create a program that suits your budget.

What's Not Included
Some Activities Airfare Some Meals SIM cards Visa Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

Passport; visa (secured in country upon arrival with assistance from onsite program staff) fees and vaccine fees; international airfare; books; spending money; additional local personal transportation; local cell phone and independent travel.

Jan 19, 2022
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About Program

Students will receive the same support and thought-provoking orientation and courses whether online or in person.

IPSL students learn first-hand about Sustainable Development and Global Political Systems. Extensive excursions are both integrated into the courses as well as offered outside of class time. Our program treats fascinating Vietnam as your living classroom!

Students take courses at CSDS (The Center for Sustainable Development Services) and will include COSA in Vietnam (Community Organizing and Social Activism) and Vietnamese Language. Other courses may include: Environmental Science; Sustainable Tourism; Global Health and the Environment; Sustainable Business in a Globalized World; Advocacy Research Independent Study.

Volunteer opportunities may include: working with disadvantaged children, English language tutoring; youth development and working with women's empowerment programs

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IPSL specializes in volunteer-based study abroad programming. All programs are credit-bearing and will provide an official transcript upon completion of the program.

On average, 15 HOURS per week will be spent volunteering in addition to 6-21 semester credits worth of course work. Our programs are small cohorts of dedicated, service-minded students who that receive individualized attention from our staff.

Program Highlights

  • IPSL programs focus on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research. Now the independent IPSL Institute for Global Learning is authorized to offer academic credit, issue official transcripts and confer diplomas through the Master's level.
  • Earn academic credit
  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to communicate effectively, utilizing everyday spoken Vietnamese, and should be able to read simple words and short sentences.
  • Get an inside perspective while living, learning and working with locals and other international students!
  • IPSL, the founder of Service-Learning, is a global education institute within the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu). They invest over 83% of their revenues directly back into the communities where they serve.

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