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Study Abroad


Academic Excursions

Students will experience Southeast Asia's geographical beauty and cultural diversity on the following academically-oriented excursions.

Cu Chi

  • Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn how many Vietnamese in this area experienced the war with the United States.
  • Tour the Wild Life at Risk animal rescue station and learn how an NGO is helping protect rare species. 

Mekong Delta

  • Spend the day learning about sustainable farming, conservation and biodiversity from ecologists at an agricultural research center.
  • Visit a temple and hear from leaders of Cao Dai, a religion created in Vietnam.
  • Spend an evening eating food and listening to folk music unique to the Mekong Delta.

Central & Northern Region

  • Visit temples and tombs from the ancient Cham society at My Son.
  • Learn about Vietnam's last imperial dynasty on a tour of the former capital of Hue.
  • Experience Vietnamese nationalism at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in Ha Noi.
  • Enjoy a variety of other sites and experiences in these two dynamic regions of Vietnam. 


  • Compare Vietnam with its neighbor to the west during this 4-day excursion.
  • Visit two of Cambodia's national treasures: the Royal Palace and Angkor Archeological Park.‌

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